The Gift of Rest (Jennifer R. Hubbard)

This time is a gift, the waning days of the year. Many of us spend this time with family. We may be resting, cocooning, shopping, cleaning, traveling. We may be working, although judging by the emptiness of my commuter train, maybe not.

I’ve always loved slow days, days of peace and reflection, days of respite between the bustle of holidays and the bustle of our regular lives. May these days be such a time for you, as we gather ourselves to face 2018.

Also in the spirit of gifts, if you would like a copy of any of my novels (The Secret Year, Try Not to Breathe, or Until It Hurts to Stop), email me at jennifer[at]jenniferhubbard[dot]com by January 15, 2018. I may be able to send you a copy if you are at least 13, with a mailing address in the US or Canada.


  1. Enjoy these peaceful days, Jenn! I feel the same way about this time of year.

  2. I feel calmer and more peaceful just reading this :)

  3. Even the internet seems to be feeling a slight pause right now-a welcome thing.

  4. I took Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off--much, much needed. Happy holidays, Jennifer!


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