One of my favorite things to do is to drum up the sun. a friend and I went to a place in the foothills of the Rockies on the Winter Solstice to do that very thing. There were lots of reasons to stay home ~ really cold, super early, busy life, etc . . . . but the minute we got in the car, all of the resistance melted away and I discovered my excitement about the practice.
we drummed for about 30 minutes, each of us in contemplation and prayer . . . peaceful, powerful and more connected to the great mystery.