Today is my favorite day of the year.
There was a time where I prefered the summer solstice because hello, it's summer time: food is growing, birds and squirrels and rabbits and bees and worms and me all enjoy the bounty of my organic garden. And it's the longest day of the year.
-- But --
The winter solstice is a turning point and now we get a few extra minutes of sunlight with each passing day.