Tuesday, December 20, 2016


"Learn to let go." 
~ Steve Maraboli ~

The thing about Christmas is that it's so weighted down with memories of past Christmases. It doesn't get a clean slate. We come at it all front loaded and pre-conceived; wanting to avoid disasters we've experienced, or repeat successes.
     Let's not. Let's let Christmas, and these days before Christmas, just be what they are this year- just come how they come. Let's allow for limitations and imperfection as well as grace, keep our sense of humor, and be good sports and loving souls. That's the point after all, isn't it? To be loving? To show our compassion and generosity and demonstrate our care? Let's let Christmas unfold fresh and new, like it's the first time, and be strengthened by its roots in the past, but not chained by them.

I welcome the days before Christmas however they come.