The holiday season is always packed with so much to do.
At work, we are still trying to get lots done before the New Year shows up. There are projects to complete. There are new plans to create. There are new goals to set, and performance evaluations that need to take place.
At home, there are gifts to be purchased, wrapping to be done, holiday baking to finish, plus all of the planning around having family and friends over to celebrate. The lists are endless, and everyday is long and full.
Some days we get so caught up in all of the lights, sparkle and busy work that we forget that there is a reason for this season. There is a purpose at the core of what we are doing. At times, it becomes secondary to all of the work that needs to get done. In short, the reason for the season gets forgotten.
My challenge to you this week is to pause and remember the core reason why we are celebrating at this time of the year, and to bring it back to the center of all you do. Open your heart and let it in. This core purpose will put so many things into perspective and rekindle in you a deeper understanding of the bigger picture of life.
In the midst of the busy days, do not let the joy get lost in the work.