November marks the beginning of the holiday season rush. We are on the cusp of a cacophony of holiday music, tables full of filling feasts, and an overflow of holiday advertising and family cards in our mailboxes. Carols, candles, consuming of all kinds are commonly associated with this time of the year. For some, the holidays symbolize a time of joy, community, food and fun, while for others it is a sharp reminder of what they have lost or a bitter acknowledgment of what they may have but do not want.
As we shift into gear, be mindful to recognize that we all carry different stories and experiences, all significant and meaningful.
Practice being mindful of never assuming, staying curious, and trying to be open- hearted to yourself and those around you.
Invite a lonely friend over for a friendsgiving feast.
Wrap a gift and give it to a local charity.
Make a contribution to a foundation that supports a cause you are passionate about.
Make a commitment to your health by attending your favorite activity throughout this time of gluttony.
Be gentle with yourself and the people around you. Attend to the positive and actively turn away from the negative.
What do you need this Holiday Season?
Check out this article to contemplate your holiday intentions.
Wishing warmth and contentment to you!