Right now is the busiest, craziest time of the year.
Making lists and checking them twice, rushing to get ready for a party, agonizing over what to get for that special someone, sending greetings to friends and family -- to say nothing of dealing with traffic, crowds, and the stress that comes from having far more to do than you can possibly get done -- no way!
Yet the pressure is coming from your heartfelt desire to get things right and to make others happy. To share your appreciation and love for those who matter most to you. Yet in the rush, rush, rush that intention can disappear. You may be getting it all done, but where are you and what's it all about anyway?
The best gift you can give to yourself at this moment is to slow down. Yes, I know it's
impossible, but here's why:
- When you slow down inside, being present to the task of this moment, being with the person in front of you -- even the store clerk or the man on the end of the line chasing up your online purchase -- life is happier for everyone, but especially you.
I write these words as much for myself as for you because I need to hear them. It seems the more I get done, the more there is to do ~ especially now, especially in this moment. But these days it doesn't take long to wake up and for that I am so grateful for this long awaited happiness and peace.
Please try slowing down -- just for one moment, this moment. I guarantee it will work better. And there's nothing more I wish for you than the gift of enjoying this holiday season more than ever before. It's time.
I'd love to hear about whether slowing down is making a difference this holiday season. Either scroll down to leave a comment, or write to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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