In the past Christmas has been a difficult time for me and I was all too happy to pretend to be somewhere else. That feeling has eased since doing a lot of self-work and especially with meeting my now husband and creating a life I love. This year I can't imagine being anywhere else. Yes, I am tired. Yes, I get overwhelmed still in trying to keep all the balls in the air. But as I hug my husband goodbye, toss a dog toy for a dog all too happy to start the day, pat the other dog, and watch my baby sleeping on the monitor I genuinely can't imagine a better place to be.
Recently my husband and I went to Hallmark in search of a Baby's First Christmas ornament. We didn't really see any that we truly loved but I was drawn to this lock. I loved the idea of an ornament that grows with us. While my husband and I have celebrated four Christmases, we decided to tally only the ones we have been married.
I'm grateful for a strong love. I'm grateful for a cute ornament to represent our years together. I'm grateful for my daughter and my fur-babies. I'm grateful for a playful day of time traveling but equally grateful that there is no other time I would rather be living than the present. I'm grateful for a husband that can see passed a tired, sometimes crabby me and remind me that this will pass. I'm grateful for a season of celebration and opening my heart to the joys of it this year.
If you could travel to any time period, where would you go? What are you grateful for about your present life?
May today allow us to travel with our imaginations. May we explore our creativity and playfulness. And may we return to the present, grateful to be here. Have a beautiful day!