I'm pretty much madly in love with this time of the year. There is snow outside my window, warm coffee next to me and holiday music playing in the background. Twinkling lights, cookies, peppermint everything, sentimental feelings, family. Shall I go on?
As much as I love it, I get caught up in the madness. I've been thinking a bit too much about the Christmas cards that still aren't done (or designed-yikes), the presents I still haven't purchased, the decorations that still aren't up. I just can't ever do it all. And, that dulls my holiday glimmer.
If I can only remember these wise words by Thích Nhat Hanh:
"The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it."
I hope to pause and recognize the joyful moment in front of me instead of thinking about what's next on my never-ending to-do list. This is a pretty common theme in my life, but a lesson I need to continuously be reminded of. There's so much joy in this season, if only I can stop long enough to see it.