Yesterday we went out and purchased a real tree as we do each year for Christmas. Today we put on Christmas carols, dug out the ornaments, lights and sparkly decorations and trimmed the tree together. It was the first year I did not try to oversee the “correct’ placement of every ornament. OK – I’ll admit. I’m a bit particular when it comes to designing or decorating and things need to be “just so”. This time I actually encouraged Walter and Greg, to put the decorations on the tree without my feedback. And when we were done, I did not go back in and rearrange anything. I stood back and appreciated the tree for exactly as it had been trimmed. We did a great job together!
DoWoo! I observed and did not have an opinion about the ornament placement. It was rewarding to recognize the shift within. AND it transpired unconsciously – recognized only upon reflection of the experience. I am blessed. The shift is afoot….I just needed a tree trimming exercise to recognize it.
Consider this holiday time, especially when you are spending time with your loved ones, is your opportunity to grow your character within. Is whatever is going on of any long term concern or can you just allow it to be as it is? The holidays are a HUGE opportunity to observe without opinion. This is our time to shine. Use the tools we have been given and make this THE best year ever! Both for you and those around you.
May you all be blessed with an abundance of patience and timely reflection.