We're a few days out from Christmas when I am sitting down to write this post and I realized that at this moment I'm not stressed out about it. I should be - I didn't do any shopping until yesterday when I had a marathon shopping and wrapping session. I don't have dinner planned or the house cleaned for my guests. I am completely and totally behind schedule - I didn't even get my cards out this year! And yet even as I write all of the things I haven't done I am still not stressed.
Because I trust that these next few days will be a perfect regardless of what I do or don't do.
My Holiday Wish for you is that you stop worrying about the first batch of cookies that got burnt, if the presents are wrapped nicely (you can see my pathetic attempt at wrapping in the photo), if you forget to pick up the batteries (there is always a store open somewhere), if the tree is crooked or the Menorah is bent or even if your loved ones won't be present. In your frenzy to make this holiday season perfect you're forgetting one thing... if you are fully present to the joy and love that is surrounding you, you will no longer doubt that everything is already perfect.
We have the option to just experience and enjoy - we can even smile in the long lines and the people rushing around us because we can hold magic in our hearts. We can laugh off our mistakes and look forward to the story we will share about it. We can honor the loved ones who are no longer with us and feel their presence in the rituals of the season.
My Holiday Wish for you is that you feel in your heart every second of love and joy through the Holidays and into 2013.
Hugs, love and light to you, my friend