Making the lists
Have you noticed all the Christmas decorations up in the shopping malls? They’ve been up since Halloween. It seems like it’s getting earlier and earlier every year. This really is a wonderful time of year, but it also stresses me out. I see those decorations and I am reminded of all the things I haven’t done yet, and all the things I think I “should” do but will probably not do. I start making “the lists”in my head and I look at the calendar and wonder how it’s all going to get done.
But then I take a deep breath and remember the newfound joy that I have discovered in simplicity! I don’t need to burden myself with “should”, I can choose what I want to do, and enjoy doing it. I might bake some cookies, or I might buy some instead. There is no holiday sheriff who will come knocking on my door if the lights don’t get up this year! I can choose to wander the mall amidst the happy shoppers, or find serenity at home in the many online stores. One day at a time; it’s still November, and I haven’t figured out Thanksgiving yet!
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