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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

STEPPING UP

"Heaven is blessed with perfect rest but the blessing of earth is toil."
~ Henry van Dyke ~

There is a time to be slow, and steady, and thoughtful, and considered, and a time to just get the job done. We overthink things and tie ourselves up in knots when we could be moving on and up.

I do what needs to be done.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

SEASONAL SURRENDER

"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home."
~ Charles Dickens ~

I used to resist this time of year with a kind of snide sarcasm over the commercialism, overwhelming busy-ness, and money spent; but somewhere along the way I must have surrendered to all of that, because now I enjoy it- every little bit.

I stop fighting Christmas and let it in. 

Monday, December 10, 2018

OWNING OUR GROUND

"Strange how long it takes us to discover ourselves."
~ Truman Capote ~

I'm still learning how to set boundaries without guilt. I'm hardwired to please people even at my own expense. I know on an intellectual level that this kind of self-sacrifice is likely ego-driven, definitely filled with martyrdom, and that setting boundaries is healthy and the way to go... but it just doesn't come naturally to me. Still and all, it's needed and I'm working on it.

It's ok to set boundaries. 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

SNOW!

"Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again."
~ Bill Morgan Jr

Trees look lovely dressed in snow, 
and snow falling from the sky is magical beyond measure. 
And cold air feels 
delicious and fresh 
on my face.

I celebrate the blessings of winter!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

STOP WORRYING AND START LIVING

"Nothing is worth more than this day."
~ Goethe ~

Let's decide not to be afraid about the future. Worrying over what may never come is wasted effort, and worrying about our inevitable end strips us of the experience of living now.
     Things work out. They always have, one way or another, and always do. Let's trust that, let go of our future fretting, and enjoy the day!

I trust my ability to deal with whatever may come. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

ENERGY BUBBLES

"Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age."
~ Terri Guillemets ~

I love the feeling of giddy excitement.
It's reminiscent of childhood, an, "Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy," feeling.
Life is bubbly, and good.
And it definitely doesn't happen all the time, so when it does,
I enjoy it!

I celebrate the feeling of excitement.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

HIGH LOW FAST SLOW

"Days are stringed instruments and every one strikes a different note."
~ Kenneth Alfred ~

Some days seem vast with opportunity, and the hours stretch and linger.
And other days do not.
They go by in a flash,
And undone chores spill over the edges and make puddles on the floor. 

I accept the different pace of different days.