this time of year

this time of year


This time of year energies seem to run a little higher. People move faster; hurried and harried. The buzz of the holidays (both good and bad) is palpable. I feel it. You can’t not feel it.

With all that, I  do know that even though I am slightly overwhelmed, tired, and perhaps a tad anxious that I have control over how I choose to live my daily life. And amidst more to-dos than there are hours in the day, I will walk slower, breathe deeper and talk myself off the ledge if I need to. I’ll sip tea, gaze at the glowing Christmas tree and embrace my loved ones. I’ll drive cautiously, smile more,  take time to chat with strangers, and send extra love with my holiday cards. I’ll use my camera to hold still the moments of the season (if only for a brief pause) and I’ll share what I’ve seen here as my meditation into Christmas and as a way to begin paving my path for a bright and beautiful new year.

I hope you consider taking the next few weeks to do the same. No matter how much pressure we are feeling, we can choose to feel just as much peace, if only in our own hearts and minds. It won’t alwasy be easy but let’s take it day by day. Hour by hour. Together.

  • daniela
    Posted at 07:12h, 12 December Reply

    ….and i will stop and take a grateful moment to say thank you. thank you to you, and your insightful words, and to the amazing community and opportunities you’ve provided for so many, including me, through the shutter sisters community. much continued peace to you tracey.

  • Kristy
    Posted at 09:33h, 12 December Reply

    Thank you for the words of wisdom. I will try to slow down and just be at more peace and enjoy. Sometimes you really do need to hear this to put the breaks on.

  • qmama
    Posted at 13:04h, 12 December Reply

    thank you for this invitation….yes, together.

  • Heather
    Posted at 14:59h, 12 December Reply

    So beautifully said and so true.

  • elk
    Posted at 21:04h, 12 December Reply

    what lovely thoughts Tracey…I am trying this for sure…

  • whollyjeanne
    Posted at 05:24h, 13 December Reply

    you’re right: it’s not easy, but i choose peace, too. beautiful words here.

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