Serenity Now


I am taking a moment of serenity before the madness of the holidays ensues.  Tomorrow is Dec 1st, and if you haven't started your holiday shopping, you are already too late.  Now is the time to take a step back, and prioritize.  Do you want to get it all done at the expense of being miserable, or are you going to take the time to really enjoy a few special moments, and forget the small stuff?  Every year I dream of a beautiful perfectly styled tree.  But my kids have other plans for that tree; tacky decorations, popcorn and a couple of other found objects.  It's still beautiful, it it's own way, especially when we gather to decorate it.  But it isn't perfect.  And that is how the holidays should be, not perfect, but genuine. 

And now, let the wild rumpus start!

Image found on Eclectic Revisited by Maureen Bower..

3 comments:

  1. I am with you! We feel it's not so much the gift giving, but the spirit of togetherness. As our children grow, we emphasizes more the things we do together, like travels, we all get things we need (or not need so much) throughout the year, we are giving symbolic gifts at Christmas!
    It's so freeing!
    Happy holidays!

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  2. J'adore la cheminée et je suis certaine que le père noël aussi!!
    gros bisous

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  3. Boy, your right. This time of year does get crazy!I hope everyone can slow done and really enjoy this time and the meaning.

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