Tis the season to not only be busy, but right out straight. There are the usual activities of daily life and on top of that holiday commitments to fulfill. And no one gets more hours in the day, so where does that leave us? Who says we have all the time we need?
Well, I do. The thing I love about time? It levels the playing field. We all have the same number of hours in a day. The rest is up to us. We choose how we want to spend it. From how we act the second our feet hit the floor in the morning, to our last conscious thought. That is our call. Every moment of every day.
Given the season, will we try to fit more into each day or will we choose to say yes to less? Let’s say yes to people, activities, and commitments because they fill us with love and life. Let the things we say YES to be what make us smile, give us energy and allow us to feel expansive. Say YES because we mean YES. Not maybe, and definitely, not NO.
In this season of giving, remember…Say NO like you are giving a precious gift. Say it with a warm smile. Say it with love. No is the gift you give yourself. Accept that you can’t do everything for everyone. People need our kindness and love. When we give it all away, what’s left is not our best self. Short words. Impatient gestures. Not how we want to be thought of today or any day.
We make our best decisions when we are feeling joyous. Gracious. Abundant. My mantra this season is “I have all the time I need”. I do and so do you. May you enjoy this season of light in the company of people you love.