It’s funny, last week I was saying how I feel ready for the holidays for once. Then I realized that Thanksgiving was next Thursday and all that calm I felt went right out the window. To be honest I am not really sure why. I mean, I am making two things. I don't have to clean my house for weeks because people are coming over, or get up at the butt crack of dawn to start a turkey. So why do I feel so anxious?
We see family that we haven’t seen since last year, while the decorations and meaning of the holidays are meant to bring people together with joy, love, and incredible happiness. These are feelings you only get to have this one time of year. If I don't feel these feelings from November 1st to January 2nd, then there must be something wrong with me! Somewhere along the way I think I got it into my head that the holidays are supposed to be perfect.That’s a lot of pressure, or at least it is to me.
I remember having the most amazing holidays when I was a kid. Each year I have been trying to recreate that feeling but it never completely materializes. That thought got me thinking. As a kid we don’t have all the responsibility of being an adult and could just enjoy the moment. Just live in that moment. Now have to think past this moment into the next fifty so I can stay on track.
This year I have decided to TRY to stay in the moment when I can. Stop to admire the decorated tree or smell the wonderful scents of the season. I don't have to do that 24/7 but two or three times out of day is doable. So this season, remember to stop and breathe in the season, just one moment at a time.