it's that time of year where we spend time with family and friends, where we think back on how our year has gone by so quickly, we think about the year we've had and what is to come.
The holidays are a time for celebration, for togetherness.. We shouldn't celebrate just one day though, we should be encouraging ourselves and others to bring that same joy and happiness we have on christmas to the other 364 days.
i have seen and participated myself in purchasing another persons coffee or food at the drive thru, opening the door for someone with their hands full, or helping to pick up the items dropped by someone who is frazzled.
these little things aren't so little. We never know what someone else may be going through. This may be the day they lost their spouse, their pet, their parent, any number of things. That random act of kindness that you offered could be exactly what they needed to bring them joy. It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of all the things we have to do.
The shopping and wrapping, groceries and food prep for holiday parties, decorating the house, keeping the little ones from snooping in their presents. It's not always easy to take the time for ourselves during the busy holidays, but that is even more of a reason to take some time, even 15 minutes, to just sit down and breathe. Reconnecting to your soul, yourself, and remembering to slow down and appreciate all the little things. Even if you only get alone time in the bathroom, be sure to take that time and just breathe and relax. if your house is the gathering spot for christmas dinner this year then you'll need all the relaxation you can get, so don't feel bad about taking that time away.
Remember to slow down this season, to cherish each moment, each breathe we take, smell that christmas tree, take your dog for a walk and breathe in that crisp winter air, watch your favorite holiday movie together as a family, create special one of a kind ornaments with your kids and remember that this time goes by so fast, you don't want to miss a beat.
Love and Light