Whew – Thanksgiving is behind us. We survived round one of family get-togethers. Now what?
In this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne, we’ll have some fun. You get to observe the madness around you. Because, here come the winter holidays.
Watch as the people around you become manic buyers and planners. Watch as the people around you, who just celebrated “giving thanks” become focused on a practice that looks like not having enough.
You get to watch because you are blessed with the gift of perspective.
When you see it, you get to choose whether to participate in it or not.
Here, I’ll urge you to think differently.
Keep that kindness you felt last week alive just a little longer.
Be a little nicer in the lines at stores and in parking lots. Look at the faces of the people who are frantic and choose not to be one of them. Relax your forehead and your jaw. Your life is different because you choose to make it so. Very few things are so urgent that you need to feel like you’re about to fight.
We live in abundance. Look at the device you’re on right now to read this. Look around at all you have. And watch the people out there this month as they act as if there’s not enough.
We’re not done with gratitude.
Gratitude and Compassion – show up there this month and watch how that space affects your family, your coworkers, your clients, and the strangers you encounter while shopping. None of it needs to be a struggle. Choose. Park further away. Hold the door. Smile just that bit more.
‘tis the season.
Enjoy your December!
And… keep making your magic™!
~ Dr P ~
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