The holiday season of 2015 seems a little more spiritual this year. I have noticed more homes lighting up the night with their snowmen and strings of lights. I am also seeing so many people around me reaching out to make sure others around them have their needs met and will also have food and gifts for Christmas Day.
So I sit in thought on how I can connect with my own peace and goodwill on this cold day. What does it all really mean and what am I needing to do, to feed my soul. This is the big thought, what can I DO, to feed MY soul. It is really important to recognize that even though it is the season of giving in and love, that you include yourself in some of that.
Sitting in the beauty that you already are and living in your moment, will lead that peaceful feeling to you. Connect in your own way, by finding something to give that gives you the spiritual feeling you long for. What could that be?
Spending time alone and carefully thinking through what makes you happy and what brings a smile, is exactly what I have done. At this moment, the only moment I have, I know for the first time in my life,
what I want and where I am. And right now, all that matters, is all is well. And beautiful.
Keeping it real...some thing that I have been trying to do lately is that. Trying to find a way to still be myself when nothing is about me anymore. Struggles are so great for everyone and I am sure you have a long list as well. Not everyone is going to have the same challenges in life and sometimes the things that bother us the most are things that do not show up in our photo's. Invisible to others but they continue to eat at our souls until we have resolved them. So this is me , on a day that was nice. It is easy to post a photo after we have done our hair and picked out the perfect clothes, but on this day I did none of the above. I don't live near the ocean. I live on a small street in a small town in Missouri. In a small house. So my outlook is starting to change. Keeping it real. Wearing my sweatpants when I want. Brushing my hair less, maybe even cleaning less. Keeping it all together on the inside is much easier for me when I am not trying to keep it all together on the outside. I love gardening and am going to make this the best season ever, all while making a mess, lol. I read once, that one of your goals should be that when you have people over to your house, they should leave feeling better about themselves, not feeling better about you. And that totally meant why do I spend 4 hours cleaning when I know someone is coming by for 5 minutes? I must be crazy. So here I go, off to work and all the while ...keeping it so real people will be wondering all day what the heck is wrong with me :) and if your feeling the same way.... take the challenge and start just being you :)