I love the Holiday season. I love everything about it. I know it can be a lot of hustle and bustle but I’ve always felt it’s worth it. Of course not everyone celebrates Christmas but it still seems there is a week or so that everything feels festive and at least a couple days where the world shutters down. I love that time, connecting with friends and family, revving down, feeling grateful.
I have to admit this year I am feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Maybe it’s my lingering recovery. Maybe it’s the awareness that things are not good for so many in the world. I long for simplicity.
I have conceived 17 random thoughts to help maintain my sanity and bring ever needed perspective during the Holiday season. I share them with you in no specific order.
- We have everything we need and what we have is enough.
- Love is an action.
- No one remembers what we wore to the Holiday party last year. Wear the same thing again with different accessories.
- Taking 10 minutes to rest with your eyes covered is always a good idea.
- Spend more time.
- Our children don’t need any more toys or electronics.
- Good times are created by good company. Buy the cheap wine.
- The city is full of lights and sights. Go for a walk.
- No one cares that you serve organic cranberry sauce or artisanal mustard.
- Spend less money.
- Everyone remembers acts of kindness, no matter how small.
- Wishing a store clerk a genuine thank you and a good day improves the entire transaction.
- Every street person you see would love a new pair of socks.
- Our kids are young for such a short number of years.
- Acknowledge privilege.
- Consider how fortunate and fleeting good health can be.
- Believe in magic.
Wishing you and your loved ones health, happiness and peace.