This is crunch time for Christmas; with a little over a week to go, it is time for last minute gift buying, wrapping, meal planning. It is the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the pressure to have it all perfect. Christmas can be an overwhelming celebration for some, and a lonely holiday for others.
As in any time in our lives when things feel a little too frenetic, we can recognize the need to pause and consciously slow things down. If we commit to doing this on a daily basis, the Christmas season takes on a softer light. We sit a little longer by the Christmas tree to enjoy the lights, we listen to Christmas music while wrapping. Perhaps we plan an outing to a Christmas tree farm or a holiday show. Maybe we take a drive in the evening to feel the wonder of a street lit up with colourful lights. We give to someone less fortunate.
As Norman Vincent Peale notes “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ”
Let us take time to enjoy it 🙂
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