So I started to ponder all I need to do; buy gifts, pick out cards, mail to out of state relatives on time this year (same thought as every year), decorate the house, host a party, and on and on and on. I started to feel pressure about all I need to do and then realized, how lucky I am; What may seem like a burden is actually an amazing gift. I have wonderful relatives and friends that I get to shop for. I have a house to decorate. I have neighbors that make the neighborhood beautiful and festive. And I’m alive to enjoy the holiday season.
So now, as I look at the lights all around me, they’ll be my sign to lighten up and savor each moment.