Merry Christmas – Tenth day!

On this day of Christmas, the lords were a-leaping.    Leaping?   Ahhhh, of course!   They were young.   But, what about those who cannot or can no longer physically leap?  

Leaping – especially leaping  over limits … opens thoughts as well as physical leaps.  What about those limits we place on ourselves … limits society puts before us …limits others place on us?   We can still leap  … when we become involved in creative leaping, in spiritual leaping, in emotional leaping.

When astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon, he set a gentle reminder that “one small step” for one person can lead to “one giant leap”  for all.   When we ‘leap,’ others can be encouraged … encouraged to leap over the limits they find blocking, restricting their emotional or spiritual growth.

But what if fear is what keeps us from leaping into the big decision … be that a house move … a project …  a relationship … a particular job or volunteer activity or … whatever!   Naturalist and essayist John Burroughs wrote: “Leap and the net will appear.”   

“The net will appear”!   
Yes.   We can be creative in our leaping – even in this global pandemic. 
So, how about, in this first week of the new year, make this new year The Year of the Leap!

Let’s “leap”
… leap into action
… leap into healing 
… leap into love
… leap into hope
… leap into joy
… leap into peace
… leap into personal growth.

Happy Tenth Day of Christmas! 
Happy leaping!

The Soulistry Christmas series is published each day during the Season of Christmas up to Epiphany and along with other Soulistry reflections can be found at   and

Christmas Day began the Season of Christmas in the Christian tradition, offering a lovely stretch of time to reflect, enjoy, delight in, and consider how we can bring a little bit of Christmas into our life and the lives of others every day.

May the Twelve Days of Christmas be a reminder that Christmas isn’t just “one day.” The Spirit of Christmas can continue to be alive every day – even beyond the Season of Christmas.   🙂


Text © June Maffin