Is your wish to sit fireside listening to the snapping flames, sipping hot cocoa with fluffy and melting marshmallows. Is it snuggling beside the one you love watching a favorite movie? Or is it surrounding yourself with the sounds of family and friends?
Christmas is a time of celebration, of reconnecting, and of creating lifelong memories. But often we fill the entire month of December with so many commitments and expectations that we develop the Scrooge syndrome. We snap at our children, we dream of anything other than driving to the next gathering, we just want the season to end.
I want to remind you to become self-possessed. Learn to say No. Prioritize. By doing this, you’ll be able to decipher what is truly important.
My Christmas wish is that you learn accept that you are good enough, that you are not a burden, that you are worthy of love, that you have value and matter to those around you, that you are accepted for who you are, that your needs will be met, and that you learn to trust, even yourself.
As Ebenezer Scrooge awoke renewed and rushed to his bedchamber’s window, he saw the world in a new light:
“No fog, no mist; clear, bright, jovial, stirring, cold: cold, piping for the blood to dance to; Golden sunlight; Heavenly sky; sweet fresh air; merry bells. O, glorious! Glorious!
May you be abundantly rewarded by hope, joy, benevolence, redemption, compassion, serenity, gratefulness, forgiveness, and self-possession!
As Ebenezer Scrooge said after his transformation: “God bless Us, Every One!”
Thank you for being that very special person in my life!