hello everyone! well jeanne , i don't have my tree up either and if i am truthful i am fighting this very thinking with my girl.. who is 14! she wants to put up the tree and decorate her room. there is absolutely nothing wrong with that in and of itself is there? but hold on...
our subject is living in the NEXT vs. living in the NOW right? living in the next is the very mindset that the media wants us to have and when they suck our children in they have us right? if i am even more truthful...they are watching us..their parents aren't they? uh oh..this stings a little
so instead of succumbing here is what i have been practicing
remember my mantra?
prACTice doesn't make perfect...prACTice makes change
here is a little how it goes...
i say, " darling, let's live in today. it isn't even thanksgiving yet. christmas will come and has a joy all of itself i want to extract all the sacred moments from today and thanksgiving.
but mom...there may even be a wee bit of eye rolling and pouting involved. but i am sticking to my guns. period i am sure i act like that when i don't get to indulge myself.
i honestly believe...the older i get...that thanksgiving is the real deal. gratitude IS grace and that is what carries me each and everyday. this has been one of the hardest years in my memory and gratitude and grace oh and a big ol' heaping spoonful of trust have gotten me through each day.
so miss jeanne oliver, i loved your post..your heart..and YOU! praying you have eyes to see the sacred within each moment..it is most always in the small things...winkxo
and here are a few of my favorite pins the last few days...i pray... you too..are practicing change by sharing & showing those watching you to be present. little eyes are watching.
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