It's Winter Solstice, or at least I thought it was, but now I see that in the Central Time Zone, Winter Solstice actually hit us last night at 11:30. Whatever! It's a day that, if you live north of the Arctic Circle, you will see zero daylight today. For all of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it's the shortest day of the year, sun-wise, the good part of which is that it only gets better after today until Summer Solstice arrives in June, and June is too fine a month for us to be worrying about the days starting to get shorter again.
A definition of the word solstice: "a furthest or culminating point; a turning point." Turning for the better, I hope. Think of that in the bleak winter months to come.