Joy To The World
This is an old story via As Tlme Goes By.
The sound of the kitten's mewing is similar to Crow vocalizations. Especially, if the Crow has lost its clan it will very much want to join with another to form a pair bond. Crows take care of their young, their old and their sick with selfless devotion - they love bond.
How to Celebrate Winter Solstice Today
Celebrating Winter Solstice is a wonderful way to bring back the spirit that is often missing from Christmas today. The Yule focus on family togetherness and the union of all humankind, can be achieved in many different ways. Here are some suggestions from Brighter Blessings and Circle Sanctuary.
•Instead of buying gifts, make some together on Yule Day.
•Go on a nature walk in a nearby forest. Look for a Yule Log for the fireplace or a smaller one simply to decorate the home. Look for natural decorations such as ivy, mistletoe, and pinecones, taking care to only pick what has already fallen.
•Collect evergreens to make a Yule Wreath. Place this wreath in a visible location such as the front door.
•Create a ritual out of decorating the Yule Log, using home-made decorations, e.g. sunbursts, and the natural plants gathered during the nature walk.
•While sitting around the burning Yule Log, share the stories of Winter Solstice. Each member of the family throws some dried holly sprigs into the fire, saying a farewell to the old year.
•Have a Solstice Feast, including a cake with a sun image on it. Each person can light a candle on the cake and make a wish for the coming year.
Read more at Suite101: Celebrating Winter Solstice: History and Meaning of the Ancient Festival of Yule