Wishing you so much Joy this Season!
I can’t remember having a Christmas Season feeling this much joy and peace.
Don’t get me wrong, I have been triggered plenty-particularly this week with family pressures of who gets time with whom, where and when. And a past relationship hurt that I thought I was truly over.
The contrast this year is somehow I can see with a different perspective that I create all that pain and I am choosing to be different by shifting my thoughts as soon as a painful one appears. I decided not to put pressure on myself for the perfect gift-giving and only bought what I was inspired to give. My decorations this year were more last-minute and minimal and I loved it. I decided that being with me is the best relationship I can foster mainly because she’s not going anywhere anytime soon and I like being with her!
I am practicing being present when I do have the opportunity to be with any family…meeting them where they are. Attended two different churches on Christmas Eve because one kid likes a traditional service and the other two prefer contemporary. I LOVED experiencing them both and the juxtaposition was such fun. And in between, I enjoyed total time alone wrapping gifts with a delicious Bordeaux, no fancy dinner to prepare this year. It was all just perfect.
2019 has brought me so many lessons pretty much all of which boil down to the greatest one… I (as well as absolutely every one of you) can decide to be happy and joyful right this minute regardless of any external circumstance and decide again the next moment and again and again and before you know it … you’re an Alchemist with a sound knowing that the Universe does always have your back.
Merry Merry Christmas Dear Ones!