Christmas Eve



Merry Christmas Eve!   The end of the year has me sick as a dog…not a cute dog, either. I look more like a hang-dog.

I think that my body has said STOP. ENOUGH. DONE. Not a surprise, I have to say. In my rush to get through the lists of everything that I have to do – you know, finishing errands and catching up on emails – my body and mind has gone kaput. The Shining Moment is that I am a wee bit relieved about it, because in being shut down, my spirit has awakened (again!) to the value and of practicing slowness.  It is an evolving life lesson for me.  I love living a speedy-Gonzalez life, but I also love a slow life.  I’m still working on finding a balance between the two.

So, on this Christmas Eve – with the gifts wrapped for my friends who celebrate – I am giving myself the gift of slowness.  After all there is no better gift than that, I believe.  Below are some of the things that I am doing today and tomorrow.  They are things that I (and you!) already know, but that I don’t do often enough.  The key is practicing them and thereby creating a habit.

  • Be grateful for what there is right here, right now.
  • Slow down instead of rushing.
  • Really notice everything about the moment, and find small things to appreciate.
  • Pause to savor the current moment.

Happy Holidays to one and all!


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2 Responses to Christmas Eve

  1. Claudia Granoff says:

    Amen to that! One of my New Years’ resolutions for myself. That balance is tough I think for all!
    Feel better!!!

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