December, the wrap up month of the year. The previous 11 seemed to go by in a nanosecond. Along with December comes cold and snow, shorter days, holidays, pressures that accompany shopping, preparing special foods, hustling and bustling to have everything ready for seasonal festivities and traditions. There are obligations such as family gatherings, work parties, get togethers with friends, events at schools, and on and on. Let’s not forget the accompanying stress. Ugh.
I had just about finished writing this post when I happened upon the following. I ditched my writing feeling these words were more poignant and worth a share. Hope you find them meaningful, too.
“It's been quite a year, hasn't it? We have been through so much, collectively, and have our work cut out for us as we cope with the political, social, and environmental challenges that face us.
But the greater our challenges are, the more important it is for us to embrace a wise and deliberate way of being in the world.
We can remember to shine a light on what is beautiful and promising and precious. We can recognize what is beyond our control and quickly turn all of our energy toward what we CAN actually do. That is what we are responsible for. We can live in alignment with our highest values and principles, which will help to keep us strong, and find ways to be a positive force each day, even when the winds are whipping up. And we can inspire and encourage each other. That is one of our most sacred tasks as we make our way, day by day.” Gregg Krech
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