Every year, many people complain about the holidays and it stresses them out. I understand why. There is shopping, cooking, cleaning, baking, wrapping presents, decorating etc etc etc. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the demand. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Please try to remember the spirit of the holiday, it doesn’t matter if you are religious or not. Peace, love, caring, family, kindness, friends and generosity.
As the craziness starts to ensue, I ask that you take a moment or two and answer this question, “What will Christmas look like next year?” For most people, it will probably look very different. Maybe, there will be new additions, or maybe people will be missing, or maybe loved ones will be gone. Maybe…..this year already looks drastically different than last year.
I ask this question to bring attention to the present moment. Try to find gratitude in the space that you are in. Enjoy it, for whatever it looks like. If you cook the turkey upside down, or if your dessert doesn’t turn out just right, remember that is OK.
I hope you have a fun and loving time with those you hold dear. This is my Christmas wish for you.