Right now, everyone is in a full out sprint to get things done before the holidays and the new year arrives. With early morning meetings and every evening scheduled with either work or kids’ school related events, the days can become a blur. And, of course, there is baking, holiday family parties, shopping for gifts and the decorating of the house for upcoming family visits. It can just become constant motion with one thing after another.
In the midst of all this busy stuff, I encourage you to stop, pause, and look around. There are so many blessings that can get missed in the rush to get things done.
For example, there is the twinkle of joy and excitement in a child’s eyes when they grasp the beauty of the season, and what it all means.
There is the love of friends and family who value sharing old stories and making new ones.
There is the gratitude of older friends and family who just treasure the time to be together. The gift is living another year to be a part of it all.
There is the recognition in your own heart of the real reason why we celebrate at this time of year. This recognition can put it all back into perspective.
Miracles and blessings abound this time of year. Take the time to notice. Be grateful for all that you have to give and receive. Having this perspective will transform the holiday experience for you and everyone around you.