creating my own holiday magic

drool boyi am typically – not affectionately – called grinch this time of year.  i just get caught in this holiday pit of darkness and it doesn’t suit me well.  and yet it happens.  every.  freakin’.  year.  i start to fall into it on black friday when i am horrified of the stories and viral you tube videos of people beating each other up over materialistic crap.  and then it continues downhill from there until the season is over.  most of the time, i just ride it out.  this year, i am attempting to ignore the aspects of the season that drive me crazy.  and instead holding close all the little things that are making this time of year so special to me.  creating my own holiday magic.

new snowfall : : reconnecting with old friends : : the list of the twenty most popular ted talks : : winter solstice : : finally realizing why i need yoga in my life : : my godson : : pretty icicles : : dark chocolate peppermint bark : : time with friends and family : : my daughter creating new friendships : : good books : : photography : : brightly lit trees : : the potential of new beginnings : : skype & facetime : : the unconditional support from people that love me.

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“there is no ideal christmas; only the one christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions. ” ~ bill mckibben

6 Comments on “creating my own holiday magic

  1. exactly. and the light you create with the appreciations you share shines out and brightens everything a bit, just like the lighted trees.

  2. I hear you on this, and I appreciate the reminder to focus on the good things. Like that picture of Roz and Cavanna. I love how you can see everything you might need to know about how Roz feels about her. xoxo

  3. I love this post and relate so much =) This holiday season is always my busiest time of year with work and school. I end up resenting so much of it because I simply don’t have the time and it’s feels rushed/forced. Taking a step back from things to really appreciate the little moments can turn around an entire season. Thanks for this gentle reminder!

    • thank you, caitlin! so happy to hear this resonated with you. hope you are enjoying the season and all the little moments. . .

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