I believe that the carry over effect of the daily activities from the advent calendar have made for a much more enjoyable holiday season. I still ended up behind with a few last minute tasks but somehow I found time for appreciation, kindness and true giving of myself.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the madhouse of commercialism. It’s so easy to look for that elusive perfect Christmas, the one from the movies. It’s too easy to think narrow and not recognize that others have needs far greater than ours.
I found it surprising how many people, whom I didn’t know read what I wrote, wondered what today’s activity was. There were some easy ones and some hard ones as far as the activities went. None were truly taxing; they were mostly engaging with others. It was a great review for me about being positive and focusing my perspective on that.
The biggest take away for me is the joy from I derived from thanking others and remembering the blessings all around. Remembering to laugh, dance, and listen were also up there on the list.
I’d like to thank all my readers for stopping in during this busy season. There weren’t any little mini viral sessions like two years ago but a nice steady readership. I felt connected as many comments were left and some emails/m andmessages to me about my acts of kindness. Some were inspired by it and that makes the whole experiment a win win for all. It was nice to write again daily, searching for words and inspiration amongst life.
So it will be back to regular “programming” after this post, whatever that means to the chief editor/writer. Stay tuned but first all the best to you and yours in the New Year.