The month of December is literary the darkest before the dawn. The winter solstice on the 21st is the tipping point where once again the days lengthen.
The shortage of vitamin D from lack of sunlight, the pressure of the holidays and financial status of people in most countries adds additional pressures to relationships in world, online and in households. Where do we seek solace in an ever more tumultuous financial, social and technological climate?
May I suggest Stopping. That's right, just stop. No need to move, no need to respond...just pause and breath. Right this second.. I am safe. Right this second I see beauty. Right this second I can play my favorite song.
Everywhere people are grabbing in the "What's in it for me?" mode. Race here, race there.. no wonder there is stress. There is very little that is really needed. Breath.. smile.
A particularly stressful day found me choosing to spend time with my favorite fellow in-world on a sleigh ride. The ice skating center had big screens up with the Nutcracker suite playing. We just stopped... listened to the music and observed the virtual scene around us. That can be all that is needed to center again.
Will things always go our way? No.. are we going to ruin what we do have by focusing on what we don't. The rich are no happier than the poor. We all need light, hope, and love.
So offer to share that which is most valuable to those around you, peace and love. As simple as it is be grateful, be forgiving and let the pain of perceived offenses pass through you, because there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Hugs to one and all. Happy Holidays!