We’ve made it to Christmas Day and whatever holidays you celebrate this winter I trust they will be fulfilling and replenishing for you! Even our recent move through the winter solstice was a joyous occasion for celebrating a few more seconds of daylight here, in our generally dreary Minnesota winter days!
As for me, I have a lot to be grateful for as we move toward the New Year including some amazing business success, surprisingly good health and the opportunity to work toward my own wellness goals in the coming year.
I ought to confess that between Thanksgiving and today, I’ve fallen off my own self-care bandwagon and inadvertently parked it in a tow-away zone, so it’s been in the impound lot for several weeks now. I need to retrieve it and get back to building some healthy habits for my own wellbeing. If that’s true for you as well, let’s work on that as New Year’s day approaches!
I wish you a calm and replenishing holiday season – all week we’ll likely be in the midst of celebration – today, I wish for you the opportunity to sink into the appreciation that not everything we intend to accomplish is critical, some of it may not even be important.
Make some space even on your busiest days to welcome the joys of the season, as well as the excitement that joy may bring. Greet the people you love with kindness and compassion, give yourself some grace for any shortcomings you notice and if at all possible, let go of whatever disruption your holiday phenomenon brings, and bask in the beauty of the season that surrounds us, even if we don’t have any snow this year!
Wishing you a splendid year’s end!