Be present and focus on what matters most instead
This Christmas season I hope you will be with people you care about, doing things you enjoy, and taking time out to celebrate what matters most.
Why dwell on what didn't get done, what could have been, or what's missing? Whether you're alone, with a few people, or a brood of family or friends, stop time and notice what's right in front of you, who is around you, and why you're part of it.
Cherish relationships that give you strength and take in the earth's beauty and the creativity that we are surrounded by every day. Even the snow that sometimes impedes our travel has incredible beauty if we're open to seeing it.
As this year comes to a close, my family and I wish you many joyful moments to capture, if not in photos, in your heart and mind.
And express gratitude. It is powerful.
(P.S. The photo above is of my husband, Bill, our daughter, Lena and son, Nolan, about eleven years ago)