we don’t have any kids. or grandkids. or parents. or family close by. this can feel a little sad during the holidays. i have my moments…. but i’m more and more aware these days that all of that does not guarantee happiness. or peace of heart. that it truly is ALL INSIDE.
and even if your days are filled with one celebration after another and endless excitement, activity and family gatherings, if you are not in touch with your inner self and at peace right at that spot deepest within you, well… that stuff can temporarily distract you but none of it can act as a substitute.
i look around me and see people running around, stressed out of their minds, trying to get to some point when, apparently, it will all come together for them and everything will be right. i’m afraid that for most of them, that time never comes because they never stop.
the blessing that i have is the ability to stop. yes, december is still crazy with all there is to do, and i’m grateful for these things, but i have many moments to myself in which i can breathe, think about what’s important and receive whatever the universe has to give me.
that to me is the peace of the season and that’s what i wish for for you as well. deep peace that goes beyond all the fanfare and is the true and lasting source of joy. yes.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS my friends!!
|Visions of sugarplums dance in her head!|