You know what I love about the end of the year? Christmas.
You know what I hate about the end of the year? Christmas. Or rather, the rush to Christmas.
Seeing Christmas lights next to the Halloween candy.
Being bombarded with Christmas ads before we’ve even had Thanksgiving dinner.
Listening to people brag about how all their Christmas shopping is done, and it isn’t even December yet.
The inevitable countdowns that start the day after Halloween. Did you guys know there are only 43 days until Christmas? Only 43 days. Only. So rush to it or you might just miss the whole holiday, right?
It’s overwhelming and I hate it. I don’t know about you, but I can’t keep up. And even if I could, I don’t want to.
I freaking love Christmas. But I don’t want to see Christmas trees up yet. I don’t want to see your house blinking with lights. I don’t want to start shopping for gifts. I don’t want to bust into my collection of holiday music. And I certainly don’t want to hear it blasting out of the speakers at Target.
I just want to slow down. I want to be in the right now.
Maybe it’s not even just about Christmas, now that I’m thinking about it. It’s about all our moments. Deciding to savor them instead of rushing to the next one. Because the next one is there, waiting. Why are we in such a hurry when we’ve got perfectly good moments going on right now?
So, maybe stop thinking about Christmas. Just for today. Don’t worry about a tree or decorations or music or presents. Just be in the right now. See how that feels.