I’m sitting in my dimly lit room as I write this morning, counting my blessings. My coffee is hot, the twinkle lights are shining, and my candle is burning… pure hygge. I try and start every day this way. And even though I’ve been a little under the weather lately, I have not minded it so much. I’ve been able to “be” slow with everything. Not chasing slow but living slow. Calm. Peaceful. Space. I guess when we don’t pay attention to what our bodies are telling us they have a way of forcing us to listen.
This was the short window of time where I knew we’d have some quiet. The “in-between” of schedules and deadlines needing to be met. I was looking so forward to it. Of course, I didn’t plan on being sick (and isn’t it convenient that it happened during the downtime…) I wonder now if the days would’ve been the same, otherwise? But I know better. I would NOT have gotten a whole Saturday to myself- no doubt. I would not have taken the necessary time to care for myself. I would have been filling the idle time with stuff. to. do.
I’ve been literally savoring this time and space. This is how I want to stay. Intentionally calm. It feels so good. I’ve been in comfy clothes, mostly pajamas, and on purpose with my thoughts and actions. I’ve been busy, not hectic. Busy… writing, thinking, reading, making lists, watching Christmas movies, napping (that counts when you’re sick…right?) I’ve washed a few dishes, swept the floors, made the bed. I’ve truly performed every task with a smile; a genuine appreciation for the sacred act of doing. I’ve sent love to so many people and I’ve felt it all come back to me.
I don’t want to have to get sick again to feel/appreciate/acknowledge that it’s okay to be slow, to live slow. On purpose. Intentional. I want it to stay this way. Is it because of the holidays that I feel this warmth, peace, and love over my whole body? Maybe it is. But I’d like to think I can keep it going into the new year, the year of clarity as I’m calling it. 2020… perfect vision.
So for these last couple of weeks of 2019, my wish is to continue the sacred. To keep this feeling of gratefulness, kindness, love, and peace. Christmas. Family. Friends. Time. And to keep that childlike spirit of Christmas; the surprise, the possibility, the magic… alive. And it’s my hope for you as well.
We wish you the Merriest Christmas and that your new year will be blessed with abundance. That love will always be your guide, and that true friendship will always find you. We wish you perfect health, safe travels and that you not only find but scatter kindness, wherever you go. And of course that you always remember to put yourself on the top of the list. You. ARE. Worth. It.
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