Yes, I got everything I asked for this year but the gift that left me most joyous is still my sweet daughter. She is truly a gift. It filled my heart to get to spend time with my aunts, uncles, cousins, parents, and siblings over the weekend and watch as some of them met my daughter for the first time. It filled my heart watching my husband help her open her Christmas gifts and snuggling her as she got sleepy.
This morning as I wake from ten hours of sleep I feel renewed. My heart is full. And I feel like a new season has already begun. My husband and I gave each other the gift of new commitments for Christmas. I have also given myself a new commitment to balance that I will begin now and continue through the new year. Even the dogs have a new commitment to cuddling it seems and I am loving it.
So as I watch the sun shining through the clouds this morning, it is like a big beautiful exhale. This is contentment. This is joy. This is abundance. And above all, this is love. I'm grateful.
I'm grateful for this peace and calmness filling me. I'm grateful for the ceremony I did with a dear friend for the Winter Solstice that helped me gain perspective and put into words what I needed. I'm grateful my daughter and husband joined that ceremony as it gave me a sense of connection and support as I spoke my needs and heard theirs. I'm grateful for all the family time I got to share this weekend with my extended family. I'm grateful for all the joy it brings to share laughter with family. I'm grateful for the abundance that showered us over the holidays and I'm grateful to feel so blessed.
What blessings do you feel this morning? How do you want to wind down the year and what commitments will you make for the year to come?
May today give us perspective. May we see the blessings that grace our every day lives. Have a beautiful day!