The turkey carcass is just ready to be made into soup and the last of the pie is only beginning to settle in my belly as I click the order button on the internet for Christmas cards. It is STILL November.
The swift move from Thanksgiving to Christmas floors me every year. But this year instead of judging others lights being hung and trees being trimmed before the calendar changes to a new month, I am looking at it as others GREAT EXPECTATION. They are thrilled, excited, ready in their hearts for holiday cheer.
I am going to spend the few days left in November to reflect on how I want Christmas to unfold this year in my life. I am going to take out the “shoulds”, let go of the “musts” and aim to discover joy and light in the just “being.”
Newsflash: No matter how much or how little you spend dollar- wise, Christmas will still come. No matter what you do or don’t do, the delight of the season will still be within reach. When it comes to this time of year you can honor your own traditions by making a new one…listening to what YOU want to do.
by J.G. McGlothern