Last week my family and I went to the spot where we typically purchase our annual Christmas tree. Our tradition is to get the teenagers in the car, blast holiday music and arrive at the festive outdoor holiday boutique where fragrant Fraser Firs of all sizes are lined up, candy canes are given out, friendly dogs are on leashes and holiday cheer is abundant.
As we pulled into the parking lot we realized our beloved holiday spot was GONE. CLOSED. We were crushed. So, we settled for a dry, smaller, mediocre tree from a local hardware store-it’s the good enough tree this year.
The Holiday curve balls seem to be coming from many angles. Can you relate? So many of us continue to manage real, heavy Pandemic related stressors. It’s a lot.
But here is the thing. It’s true what they say: “When you are cracked wide open, that’s when the light gets in.”
What if this year we decided to focus on letting some light in during the holidays, in moments? What if we set our intention to have a good enough holiday, and let our over-the-top expectations go? Can we focus on the people, spirit, light, and energy of the season, and not the rest of the “stuff”?