Don’t forget the joy part of the holiday seasonDec 21, 2022
As we were racing to the ferry yesterday, my Mum driving her blue electric car, kids in the back and me tensely looking at the clock with minutes to spare, a bus drove towards us with Merry Christmas as the destination.
My Mum laughed - ha Merry Christmas as if to say who has time to have a Merry Christmas.
I missed the ferry by a minute.
We are sold the idea that this time of year is meant to be the happiest time of year but many of us are so busy or distracted we have forgotten to make time and space for the joy. Even when we are with those we love we are often running through to-do lists in our head and aren’t really present to what is.
It often feels like we are flat out preparing for the joy rather than enjoying the moment we are in. This doesn’t just apply to Christmas, it can apply to our whole life.
Today in the midst of morning nature I recorded this short podcast for you. I share my insights on joy, beingness, the challenge of the holiday season and how you can be intentional about finding joyful moments amongst the madness.
Wishing you and your family a very joyful, present and mindful holiday season!
PS I love this little life reminder