Wednesday, December 24, 2014

My Christmas Wish For You



Exhale.

Don't you just love that word? There's something about it that makes you really breathe out and let it all go.

Exhale.

Now that Santa's cookies are done and ready to be served, the presents are all wrapped, and cards all sent out...

Exhale.

The bird is ready, potatoes all mashed, baked and fancied up; the pies, pastries or cakes are smelling divine and the drinks are all chilled...

Exhale.

This is my wish for you this Christmas, that you can exhale, let go, be still.

Maybe you are spent from all the holiday preparations. Maybe that stupid elf on the shelf made you curse unnecessarily these past weeks...

Maybe you are caring for a sick loved one. Maybe you are worried sick about your, or a family member's health...

Maybe you are far from home, your heart missing those dear to you...

Exhale. Let go. Be still.

This is Christmas' gift to us. The anticipation is over and Christmas has finally arrived. Everyone takes a pause, simmers in the joy, and focuses on the love.

Exhale. Let go. Be still. Nothing has to be perfect, not the day, the gifts, the decorations, nor anyone around us. It's a day about Love and Love never demanded perfection. It only asks for open hearts and the courage needed to focus only on those things that truly matter to our souls.



Merry Christmas, Catharsis family and friends! 
May you find comfort and peace as you exhale, let go, be still, and give in to Love and the true meaning of this season.






10 comments:

  1. Our holiday prep was minimal this year, as we traveled the first half of the month. Today is our busy day, preparing apps only for 26 people...just down the street at a family friend's place. I can exhale tomorrow, when it's just M and me, which is how we like our holiday.

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    1. I just saw pics from your travel and loved them! Hope you're far more relaxed now, Carol!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful, Joy! Perfect! And blessings to you as well!

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    1. Thank you, Diane! And I hope you are enjoying your holidays too AND staying healthy. (I presented with flu symptoms on Christmas day...how fun....)

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  3. Have a wonderful Christmas, Joy! And wishing you a fulfilling, satisfying, full of challenges and opportunities and pleasant surprises New Year! Love, Pennie

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    1. What a great New Year's wish, Pennie. Thank you so much!! I hope you had a lovely and love-filled Christmas and all set for 2015 too...whatever that means...heheheh.....virtual hugs, Pennie!! xoxo

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  4. Exhaling today. No plans beyond catching up with blogging, spending time with family and serving leftovers :)

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    1. Catching up with blogging can stress me out sometimes, Susan, hehehehe.......I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the holidays and find more relaxing days ahead! :-))

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  5. We didn't do much at all this year. I'm talking Pizza Hut was Christmas dinner! Just to much other going on. Next year we will be going all out I missed it this year!

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