It is Christmas Eve and for many of us the pressure of the holiday has been pushed to the limit with a few hours left today to “shop” for the perfect gift, pick up last minute groceries, or someone at the airport. It is funny, I think that one of the most amazing times of the year can bring out the best and worst in us. Today, I invite you to take 5 minutes from your crazy schedule and breathe. Breathe in the moment and let out all your anxiety. Know that all is well. Accept what is right now and not what you wished it to be or not be. By participating in this moment, right now you can move forward with deeper meaning. Worry and stress never made things better or your wishes appear faster. Your wishes never get here when stuck in worrying.
I came across an ad from a department store posted in a newspaper years ago and here I share it with you with a few of my own added. I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and many blessings to all. May we acknowledge all our blessings that are here now already in our lives big and small.
Last Minute Gifts – That Money Can’t Buy.
Keep a promise, Keep a secret
Share a dream, Share your time
Send her favorite flower or write him a letter of your love
Let someone have the last word
Give a smile, Return a smile
Laugh at his favorite story — again
Let someone in line, go in front of you
Listen to a child
Listen to an adult
Love your pet, Rescue animal from abuse and neglect
Remember those who have no one and be there for someone if only for a moment to say hello
Say something nice to someone you like
Say something nice to someone you don’t
No matter how or what you say or do sharing your love
is the finest thing we can do, always.
Merry Christmas. Sweet Dreams and Many Blessings.