No matter your religion, no matter your belief system, we all can get caught up in the should-dos, the must-dos, the hurry-burry of the Christmas season, the noise, the lights, your Christmas gift shopping, and all the other activities. It can get overwhelming.
When you are stressed out, overstimulated, and done in by your list of things to do, the best gift you can give yourself and the people around you is a little nurturing.
Do you take a few moments now and again to nurture yourself? What gives you that sense of renewal? Music? Nature? A walk in the dark? Candles flickering? A long soak in a hot bath? For me, any of the above will work, but sometimes it is a matter of taking the time to find my center. Just a few minutes can be all it takes. Do you have a few minutes now?
My gift to you, should you choose to accept it, is a few minutes of quiet reflection.
An original arrangement of O Holy Night performed by Tony Grimsley