As the holidays are here, I thought you might want to be reminded of something that I remind myself of this time of year.
What is your reality during the holiday season? Are your family relationships difficult? Do you have expectations that are never voiced so they are never met? Or maybe they are voiced and still never met?
Are you expecting or hoping this year will be different? Can you do something to make it different . . . without changing other people (because I know you know that never works)?
Then all you have left is to change you.
Go ahead. It feels soooo wonderful to let go of trying to change other people or situations that you have no control over.
Let go. Accept things as they are (Reality, right?) and relish in the joy of not suffering this holiday season.
Because I can’t promise you a perfect Thanksgiving table, snow on Christmas or postcard worthy decorations, but I can promise you this. If you argue with reality, you will suffer. And I’m guessing that’s not what any of us want this year.
With extra special love today, sending you strength to accept What Is and courage to gently do what is right for you. ❤️
About Chalkboard Wisdom
A couple of years ago, I bought a little chalkboard. It’s 3 1/2 inches wide and 8 inches tall. I thought I was going to use it as a grocery list. But then I didn’t.
The chalkboard sat on my kitchen counter. Waiting. Patient. Knowing her true purpose. She wanted to tell me Truths. She wanted me to see, read and learn about life through her simple messages. She wanted to help me discover how to be happy.
Often, not everyday but several days a week, she whispers something in my ear that I know I am to write on the chalkboard. And I do. Always. Without Fail. I trust her and obediently write her words down with the flaky chalk pencil and I usually add a tiny 5-petal flower. 🌸
The words are written for me but I also know that I am to share them. I believe it would be selfish of me to keep them all to myself.
My Chalkboard and I hope you find wisdom in our words that you my carry on your journey. ❤️