Just a reminder that we are not alone in the mess.
'Every year as I think about my own life and reflect upon what my family and what many of the people around me are going through this Christmas, it’s clear that struggle doesn’t take off for the holidays.
The gremlins don’t go on vacation. Checks bounce, chemotherapy appointments are scheduled, interventions are planned, relationships keep unravelling, being alone feels even lonelier, parents negotiate who will have the kids on Christmas morning, and the “never enoughs” are in full swing.
As I prepare to spend the next few days with my family and friends I come back to this: I will find my holiday magic in the mess. I will practice love and gratitude with the special group of folks who keep showing up and loving me, not despite my vulnerabilities, but because of them.' -Brene Brown
I will find my holiday magic in the mess. I will practice love and gratitude with the special group of folks who keep showing up and loving me, not despite my vulnerabilities, but because of them.'
That has been my motto this holiday Christmas Season.
Try to be present.
Practice love and gratitude.
Find those that see your vulnerabilities and show up anyways.
Seems nice on paper.
Much harder in practice.
There will never be enough time,
or enough money
We got that covered.
I am the first person to raise my hand for some of that,
but its a funny thing Christmas Magic,
it can be hard to find
and even harder to see
unless you really believe.
It takes effort to find it.
yes indeed I will find my holiday magic in the mess.
The pictures they capture the magic.
Not the mess.
Work late, Last minute shopping, no groceries,
giant to-do list, hence the Styrofoam bar take out, mess that we call every day life around here.
We all have worries.
Things to do.
Those don't go away just because it is Christmas.
I don't want my kids to ever think that Magic just happens,
because it never will.
Real life just happens.
Being able to stop and make magic.
that's the true gift here.
| Before you ask, Yes that is his real hand. Yup.|
....but as discussed with Cohen today, Magic has two sides.
Sometimes people forget...
Of course there is that side we all know,
the "wow" side,
The "HOW?!" Side,
but did you know there is a 2nd side of magic?
The other side of magic is making it happen,
It's gets far less attention that is for sure but
that doesn't make it any less magical.
Welcome to the other side of magic.
We are going to have so much fun!