Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tis the season

Christmas is only 9 days away. I can hardly believe that it is upon us so quickly. I still have to mail stuff to my family and finalize my shopping. But I won't freak out! I'll list what I have to do and check it off.

Grocery shopping. Present shopping. Cooking. Baking. Cleaning. Wrapping. Wow. Is this really what this season means anymore?

It will all get done. And I will have a wonderful Christmas, together with my family. All of the chores will be done soon and I will be able to spend time with them. That's more like it... that's what the season is about.

It is so easy in this day and age to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life. That's why I *attempt* to be mindful in all things (sometimes I don't quite succeed) so that I can breathe through it and fully appreciate the joy before me.

This is the storm before the calm, as it were. Like the craft show a few weeks ago, all of the prep and the craziness ahead of time. I know that as soon as it begins, I am fine. Nothing that I can do at that point but be present and do what I am there to do. I know this about me, that's how I am.

So, even in the busy-ness, I will be calm, knowing that time is coming.


michiganhemp said...

So True! We all tend to get caught up in the business of xmas, and we sometimes forget that it is really about cherishing and spending time with family and friends. It is supposed to be a celebration, not something that makes us crazy. I hope that we all can take the time we need to relax and enjoy this wonderful holiday season. I know that over the last year, I have found many reasons to be happy and some wonderful people to celebrate with. Here's to hoping we all can let ourselves relax enough to enjoy the true meaning of Christmas!


designsbykari said...

Take a little time to enjoy. It's like you said, the storm before the calm.

Happy Holidays Robyn.

TiffNash said...

So does this mean you can't help wrap my presents that I haven't purchased yet?

Merry Christmas!

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