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I have a wish and a question for you.
First, the question: What are you anticipating this holiday season?
It’s a fair question, you know.
Especially right now.
Because typically, we all tend to rapidly roll our “attitudes of gratitude” from the Thanksgiving right into our annual excitement for December and its characteristic spirit of goodwill and anticipation.
There’s no doubt, we often can’t help cramming holiday activities, shopping, school events, and family traditions into already way-too-full calendars.
But this doesn’t mean we have to let this reality cause us to feel overwhelmed and frazzled.
There’s a better way…
if we only seek it out and choose it.
We can make the choice to embrace and celebrate every moment these special times bring, regardless of how busy they make us feel. (Big note to self here. Wish I did this better!)
Making the choice to anticipate and welcome every single special moment that comes our way helps us be more open to the unique and surprising joys each one contains.
How cool is that?
Now well beyond what our special holiday times do to warm our own hearts, each special moment in the company of others gives us the opportunity to make the effort to easily reach out to someone who may be in need of an encouraging word or a special kindness.
So, like I said…
what are YOU anticipating this time of year?
Give this a good “think” because your answer could make all the difference in the world this December, not only for you, but for your friends and loved ones as well.
NOW… I’ll move on to my wish for you.
(See? I didn’t forget!)
It’s a simple wish and the late author Agnes Pahro describes it well.
This trifecta is hard to top in my book.
And I couldn’t wish you and your family anything better.
Have a blessed holiday season and enjoy the beginning of a wonderful New Year, too!