Hey there Sister! Shannon here, and I'm curious if your to do list is a mile long today?
Yep...I was just trying to power through the list, checking things off, wanting to feel some kind of accomplishment, and frankly, so I wouldn't forget something.....Just me?
Oh, you too?
Seems like this time of year I'm constantly adding additional "stuff" to that dang list- not that it's not already
L - O - N - G enough, right?!
So here's the challenge.....really,
All I want for Christmas is Peace.
and a little of these too,
All of these feel SO much better than the alternative.....
But here's where I'm asking myself....what if I chose to edit this list of mine?
What if I actually Add these TO my list?
Really, add them now, go ahead, open those notes on your phone and add them-
Being intentional about our Peace, actually scheduling it and taking the time to notice when we do not "feel it," is a choice.
I have to remember that I have a choice in how I want to show up to life, to this holiday season, and to the people I love.
But Sis, sometimes the gatherings we'll have over the next few weeks can suck the peace right out of our hearts- or at least feel like that right?
So how do you find peace in those gatherings at Crazy Aunt Betty''s?
How? Begin by asking yourself these questions...
What is it that I want my experience to be?
This is how YOU choose to show up, it's not about all the other people.
When things go south what will I choose?
If you want peace, choose that. Ok, that sounds great you say, but how do I do that when my experience has been the voices in the room get louder, the gathering begins to feel more like a war zone, and I usually begin to feel some panic instead of that peace...
CREATE your GO-TO LIST. Yes! Make this list ahead of time. Include anything that will put some peace back into your day.
Your list may include...
* Get outside- fresh air can help clear your head.
*Text a friend...get a buddy beforehand & be each others support system for the day.