December is one of my favorite months of the year. I have to say that I love the holidays and I love everything surrounding the celebrations. It is my favorite time to decorate and pull out everything that sits in boxes all year long. It also is a time of great reflection and thoughts on what the coming year will bring. I do not however pull everything out at once. I have a friend that is a nun and she taught me long ago to savor the moments and the anticipation; and slowly move into the season keeping in mind the real reason behind all that you are here for. This lesson was a true gift for me at that time in my life and one that I adhere to strongly today and have passed along to my children.
By allowing yourself time to savor and anticipate, it helps to relieve a heavy burden of want and excess that can consume us all around this time of year. I encourage you, as you move through the month, to take a moment for yourself and breathe. Remember, in this hectic time, the beauty and magic of the season and slow down to create memories for you and your loved ones.
What are your traditions? What are your favorite memories of the season? I’d love to know. Share in the comments below.
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