Ready or Not!! The Holiday Push is Upon Us
Here it comes... The Holiday Hustle - Bustle!!! This year, I challenge you to find ways to slow down and make the holidays more meaningful. Do ALL those things really NEED to be done? Is buying ALL those gifts truly necessary?
We should all be encouraging ourselves and each other to set aside intentional time, a time to focus on what truly matters.
Perhaps we could save ourselves a lot of time and energy by re -evaluating before acting on the purchase of a quick present when a heartfelt conversation or written message from the heart might more of a treasure.
To me, nothing warms the heart more than someone attentively listening and showing they care. That intentional time taken from the busy schedule. Take a deep breath, put down the phone, and enjoy the what and who of your surroundings. Take lunch or coffee with a friend, to chat and be untethered.
I am sure we can all agree that these moments are less frequent now than ever, with the increasing amount of technology at our fingertips. It is more important now than ever to be present and intentional in ourselves, in our relationships, especially the ones close to your heart.
Slow down. And make the effort to ease the body during this particular time of stress . Slow your mind and quicken your smile.
"The past is history, the future is a mystery, but today is a GIFT – thats why they call it the present'." - Alan Johnson