Thursday, December 1, 2011

circling 'round

It always seems a little startling to me when December circles back around, a month so plump with expectations that it would take a miracle to deliver them all. We expect way too much of ourselves and others at this time of year. We expect spirits to be consistently jolly, preparations to be perfect and even the weather to cooperate with a dusting of snow at just the appropriate hour. The good news is that by setting aside an idealized, Norman Rockwell-meets-Currier-and-Ives version of happy holidaze, we create time and space and awareness to experience true joy. We make room for the miracle.
(image: Pinterest)


Anonymous said...

Great advice. That is going to be my goal this Holiday Season. Happy Holidays to all.

My Little Bungalow said...

As always, beautifully said!

Anonymous said...

I think you are so creative that all your "posts" should be organized & published in phamplet/book form. You are a delight to read.