Americans will be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow; a time of gratitude and wonder at the gifts we have in our lives. For many, this seems like the big kick-off (excuse the football analogy; many Americans spend time watching football on Thanksgiving as well) to a rather hectic wind-down of school, tests, performances and recitals, awards banquets, holiday making and crafting and baking, gift buying, figuring out where to celebrate what, and more….It really can be exhausting!
So, what if for this year, we all set beautiful intentions around the holidays? Intentions to keep ourselves running at a perhaps steady but not crazy pace?
There, are of course, the “don’t”‘s….
You don’t have to volunteer to run everything for your children unless you enjoy that! You can be a participant, a helper – you don’t have to be the main person running everything.
You don’t have to celebrate the holidays three times with different sections of the family unless you enjoy that!
You don’t have to go to every awards banquet or holiday party.
You don’t have to break your budget for the holidays and go into the New Year feeling broke. It is not about the presents!
There are, instead the “do”‘s….
I will enjoy the holidays and the level of being busy that I commit to.
I will enjoy making a few things that won’t keep me up all night for nights on end trying to finish it all.
I will enjoy the holiday baking and cooking and if not,I will buy something and not feel badly at all about it.
I will enjoy making gifts and picking out thoughtful and meaningful gifts for my children and family members without feeling the need for “more”.
I will take care of myself throughout the holiday season.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends,
Blessings and love,