The past few weeks have been a blur of work, volunteering, holiday shopping, holiday card sending, holiday lunches and parties, post office trips. And now it’s almost a week till Christmas.
Without fail, at least once during the holiday season, I buy someone a gift and buy myself the same thing. This year, the “one for you, one for me” is:
I found two of these signs sitting on the shelf at TJ Maxx the other day. I immediately picked one up and thought, “Mom needs this.”
“Oh, and I need it, too.”
My first reaction to the sign was laughter. Yes, we both over-schedule ourselves so much that it’s laughable (not to mention stressful at times).
But then I had a more mindful thought: This sign should serve as a reminder for us. We really don’t have the time to waste on busy-ness; our time should be spent more wisely. We need to make the time for relaxing, meditating, just being.
First (and maybe only) resolution for 2015.