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A few thoughts on it being officially 'that' time of year

4 December 2013

It's officially Christmas.

The tree is up, the presents are starting to collect under the tree and the mulled wine is being slurped. Sitting here all snuggled up with my two boys watching my favourite film (LoTR of course) I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by how grateful I am for everything in my life. The big things, the little things, the good things and the not so good things. The struggles, the growing pains, the hurt and upset...I'm especially grateful for these things. It's all there for a reason, all part of the journey and I'm loving the woman I'm becoming. It's starting to feel like coming home.

As I'm sitting here looking around me I'm thinking about the fact that this will be the last Christmas we have in this little home of ours. Instead of being anxious about the change and the newness that next year will bring (in all areas of our lives), I'm making sure that I keep on grounding myself in the present. Bringing myself back to the here and now. This exact moment. Breathing into those feelings and always bringing myself back to gratitude.

So that's what I'm doing this Christmas.
Being grateful. Being in wonder of this whole journey.
Breathing deep and keeping things easy and spacious.

What are you doing this Christmas to keep things good and easy in your world??

7 comments :

  1. Love your gratitude for not just the good and easy but for the slog and struggle as well :) I am really looking forward to seeing how the next year unfolds as all the big changes come to fruition :D Also glad to see that I'm not the only massive LoTR lady fan hehe. xo

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  2. I'm glad you understand the importance of the moment...

    my best friends husband is on deployment in Japan, so I'm actually going to spend Christmas with her and her three boys..

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  3. I'm glad you understand the importance of the moment...

    my best friends husband is on deployment in Japan, so I'm actually going to spend Christmas with her and her three boys..

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  4. i love this. we easily get drawn to the things that let us down. but when i make list of things that i'm grateful for, it's way longer than the list of things that make me sad.

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  5. I never understood why people said they appreciated struggle, but I do now. I have to become a better person because of all this shit that's happening, right? Hopefully!

    I'm grateful that the Internet brought me to you. Now, if only a plane could really bring me to you, cause we need to have a drink together ASAP.

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  6. The whole thing about being grateful for the struggles is so good, and I get it. Those hard moments are what have shaped me into the person I am.

    Love this and love you <3

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  7. That's a gorgeous tree. Glad you're feeling so warm and lovely inside!! x

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