Finally, my energy has come back today. The past few days, something had just sucked it right out of me. I try to notice what is taking place with me when those energy drops occur. Sometimes it an over loaded schedule, sometimes not enough sleep or food or water or exercise. Honestly, this week it has been all of the above. But, it's the week before Christmas and the excitement is building.
Tomorrow we celebrate birthdays for those nieces and nephews born in December. Just an old fashion southern supper...and birthday presents wrapped in birthday paper of course. I love it when the house is full and laughter fills the room.
I know that this time of year can be depressing. It is easy, to let the hype of the season create an unrealistic picture of holidays. I have found that you have to pick what is important to you and let that be your celebration. Often family traditions are not what we need to create a holiday of peace and joy. Compromise is a skill that is highly useful in these times. Pick a couple of things that are important to those around you and decide on a couple that are important to you as well. Don't overload, over extend, over book, or over spend.
My family and Rick's have learned that getting together means just as much the first or last of December as it does on the 25. Food and fellowship are what we seek, gifts are the not focus, at least not for the adults.
My neighbor and her grandson brought me Christmas cookies and a new tea cup today. The cookies are the most exquisite I have ever tasted. She loved the card I painted for she and her husband.
We had a grand visit.
I hope your weekend gives you joy. I hope that regardless how hectic things become, you take a few moments to breathe, eat a Christmas cookie and laugh with a child.