“It’s the season of giving.” My daughter says, her nose buried in a book.
I want to do as I have seen so many times in the movies – sink backward in the bath water, submerging my head in bubbles. I feel a tad overwhelmed with the “season of giving,” at the moment. I add the item to my mental list and focus on relaxing my shoulders… just two more weeks and everything that can get done will be done. Just two more weeks and the “season of relaxing” will begin.
I am not sure what it is but there is something about the month that begins the week before Thanksgiving and runs until the week before Christmas… It is the month of adjusting to cold weather – and it is particularly cold right now. They are the weeks before year’s end in the office meaning that it is wrapping up, preparing reviews, and compiling reports. My daughter’s schedule seems to be more busy as her social calendar picks up speed along with her assignments and exams. There is less sunlight; more darkness – and not enough chocolate!
I find myself reminding myself to breathe – Reminding myself that it is not Friday but Thursday – remembering that no matter how tired I might feel at this moment and how short time feels in the future, it will get done… It will all get done. And if it doesn’t… that is okay too!
I am making mental lists, preparing to do a few things a day… small pieces at a time.
Every journey begins with one step, after all…