Hi guys. How are you doing?
Some events this past weekend have me in a state of reflection about this season and how easy it is to completely lose sight of what it’s really about. It’s certainly not a revolutionary reminder, but when my family got news this weekend that a relative had been in a severe accident, a lot of things that have been at the forefront of my mind were reduced to an importance of ZERO.
The Christmas presents that have yet to be purchased are suddenly not stressing me. The exercise I haven’t had time for isn’t nagging me. And while I’ll give my best effort on my last final tomorrow, getting an A seems so very inconsequential.
What IS seeming really important is that I have a united family that crammed into a little space to cry and to communicate and to lean on each other. That I get to do life surrounded by people who show me in so many ways that they love me fiercely.
And I’m pretty convinced that is what this season is meant to be celebrating. Don’t wait for something terrifying and heartbreaking to make you stop and take a breath. There will be time for the to-do lists later.
So here’s to a week of pouring out love and gratitude all over the place. There’s no better time to soak up your people than at this very moment.