Christmas is nearly here and most of us have holiday bits and pieces to deal with (there may actually be some significant jobs to be taken care of as well). Find (make) a few moments to be alone, settle yourself and ask yourself, “What’s really important?” Be willing to set down the good and the “it would be nice” to take care of the genuinely important stuff. (Just so you know: having every perfectly neat and clean is not important, having the best dessert at the family gathering is not important, and trying to satisfy people who can’t be satisfied is a waste of time (so forget trying to get the perfect gift for Uncle Clive, it will never happen, just buy something reasonable and move on)).
What is the holiday really about and what message do you want to give to those around you? (And don’t forget to take care of yourself a bit as well, take a 15 minute rest, kiss your husband under the mistletoe, count your blessings.)
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly. Andy Rooney
Be generous! Lori <><