I'm not much of a Christmas decorator. It's so much fun to put everything up and such an object of procrastination when it's time to put it all away! My brother and sister-in-law go all out at Christmas time and the entire house is transformed in the process. Furniture disappears and memories of the many Christmases past appear, of 40 years of marriage (wow, 40 years!) of children, of joy and happiness and this year, of serious illness and miraculous healing.
About a month ago, I joined the Meditation and Mindfulness Team; it wasn't too long after I joined the team that someone shared the following link about creating a beautiful home:
I really liked what I read and saved it to Pinterest for future reference. I'm planning on spending my colder-weather "Stay Inside" free time trying to sort through stuff that has seen its purpose and now needs to move on. My home is cluttered but never so messy that I can't have company in. It's just that there's some spaces that I would now like to put to better use.
Over the last couple of days I have been thinking about this article a lot. I felt that I needed to reread the article but this time I replaced the idea of the House that I live in with my own self, the home I truly reside in. Just the first line speaks volumes for me:
"Our conscious, loving intentions can literally transform the spaces in which we live, dispelling any lingering unharmonious energy."
Every line of that article said something meaningful to me!! It has made me more sure than ever that the peace and well-being I've been feeling over the last 3 months is the result of loving who I am. I truly care for and about myself and I make good choices each day with very little effort. I have spent a lifetime searching for joy in my life and it's been here all along, waiting for me to discover it.
As the year draws to a close, a lot of us will be redecorating for the holidays and inviting friends and family to come celebrate with us. Then the New Year will arrive and we will make promises to ourselves to redecorate our own lives with new choices that will better serve who we want to become. As for me, I've already started on both.
It occurred to me on Thanksgiving Day that for me, every day is Thanksgiving now (but that's another story for another day.) Christmastime is often referred to as the Season of Love; perhaps each day of the year can be part of that season.
Every day, a celebration of love, beginning right at home.