HAve you ever noticed that the right message from the Universe seems to arrive exactly when you need it? You can probably see the card I got this morning from one of my besties, Alana. I have been in a place, lately, that hasn't been--well, so Christmasey (if that's a word, but you know what I mean . . .).
I feel really stressed and pressured by all of the expectations I put upon myself for the season (enter perfectionism ALERT)--decorating, shopping, wrapping, party-going, baking--and, not to mention everyday stuff like momming (another made up word) working, shoveling, teaching, washing, cooking, cleaning, entertaining . . . and I'll stop there before I bore you too much with my story about my overwhelm.
So this morning I was relieved when I got to work; I opened a manila envelope with this message:
YOU ARE DOING
WHAT YOU SHOULD
I was relieved to get this reminder. The (not so) hidden message for me is this:
- Your best is good enough.
- You don't have to be perfect.
- You have enough time.
- All is well.
During this time of year, I often get caught up in running around like a crazy person . . . but in the next couple of days, I am going to try to jUsT bE instead of dO. Try to enjoy the relationships I have, and be grateful for the time well-spent with those I love. The gifts don't mean so much, after all. What I want to give most is my presence--I think that's the best present of all. What will you give this Christmas?
Lots of Love!