This will be a very difficult holiday season for many of us. Familiar activities will be changed or cancelled; Families will not be able to celebrate in the same way as usual. Remember too, these are serious and religious holidays. Even though we change the physical expression, we need to look at how we express the sacred meaning and make that meaning become part of our lives, while we express our love for those precious to us.
First, let’s look at what do you really want from these holidays? What is important to you?
Who are the family members that you really want to see over the holidays? Arrange that and use Zoom if you need to socially distance.
Who are the family members you “HAVE” to see these weeks? Arrange that; shorten the time you spend with them and use zoom if you want to.
What would YOU like to do in these eight weeks?
Would you like to:
Watch your favorite TV show?
Buy a book from your Amazon list.
Buy yourself flowers and a balloon that you like.
Curl up in pjs with a great novel?
Send a friend a gif to make her smile.
Start a new yarn or craft project.
Take a stroll in the sunshine.
Take time with whatever spiritual power you want.
Peace and quiet. These days are too noisy in so many ways,
Turn on some restful music and relax.
Some kind of craft work?
Some kind of yard work?
To see certain people?
Solving a hard problem in your mind?
Would you like to make a gratitude list, of all those people who have helped you this year? How could you best say thank you to these good people?
I was told by a person precious to me tonight, that I should write what I really think and feel here, so this is it: follow your heart. Do only those things that are healthy and helpful to you. Scratch the rest. Focus on creating the life you want, listing those important things, and take these two months to start. Stop hurting yourself with stupid stuff and get going on the things that give you real joy. Life is short, enjoy it every minute!
Blessings to you,