While I'm certainly thrilled for all the excitement that December holds for me and my family, I can see it coming: the sudden overwhelm that flies in out of nowhere, because I've been doing way more than is reasonable, telling myself (a little louder than appropriate) "I can handle it! I can handle it!" over and over until I'm suddenly felled by fatigue and a bad attitude.
Anyway, even though right now I'm holding out fine, in the spirit of deep breaths and calm thoughts everywhere, I thought I'd make an effort to share images and words here between now and Christmas that are particularly focused on peace.
Because I suspect that we could all use a few minutes of quiet time this month, no matter how exhilarating the days may be.
(Hang in there, friends.)
"Just the fact that you get to live and breathe and interact with the world -- that's pretty marvelous."
~ Junot Diaz