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The Fifth Day Of Christmas – Five Golden Rings And Challenging Authority

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“On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me five golden rings.” – Frederic Austin

On New Year’s Eve, Eve, or the fifth day of Christmas, consider the overwhelming parts of your life. What distracts you from peace?

For some, pinpointing the stressors in life can be difficult, but taking time to address the people, future desires, fears, etc.… that divert us from calm, productive lives, frees us from a bit of worry.

Most of the time, we give authority to these people, future desires, fears, etc.… We make ourselves victims by settling for life as is, and slowly, a small problem grows into a massive black hole.

Peace, a song on the album Misty Valley, explores a season of living in those shadows, not facing the demons that persistently exert control over daily living.

What controls you?

The Saint most recognized on the fifth day of Christmas, Saint Thomas Beckett, challenged the king’s authority over the church in the 12th century. His noble stance against the king resulted in his murder.

While standing up to the authorities in our lives may be challenging, typically, we face less persecution than Saint Thomas Beckett.

Ponder these things and reward yourself for taking the time to seek peace by enjoying this noble feast of seared scallops in saffron corn butter. We cannot all afford 5 golden rings around Christmas time, much less, one golden ring. Hopefully, these scallops will present a much more affordable way to celebrate.

Photo by: Brodie Porterfield

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Photo by: Brodie Porterfield
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