Monday, December 23, 2013

Holiday Contentment

Can you believe this Winter Holiday Season is well upon us?  Hanukkah has come and gone! Solstice and its magical 108 has just passed.  Christmas comes in two days and before one knows it New Year's Day will be here.

Honestly, I feel rather different this year about the entire experience.  Years prior, I have felt the stress of holidays, usually a self induced infusion of expectations and other toxic emotions.  This year I must admit to another sensation, one gladly accepted.  Contentment has settled upon me for this season.

Sure there are material possessions and random things that come to mind that I think might be nice to have and honestly some of them I probably do need.  Who knows maybe I will have these kind of things eventually?  Who knows if I even really want them?

This year I realize all the magnificent things I really do have.  I am alive.  My eyes opened this morning. Besides a touch of the flu,  I seem to be pretty healthy.  I teach yoga for living.  How cool is that?  I am engaged to an amazing woman who adores me.  I live in a mind blowing beautiful place.  I have people who care about me.  Opportunities that I never thought of continue to open up on a regular basis.  The list goes on.   Yes, I am content this holiday.

Please don't think I am bragging.  I just wanted to share because maybe just maybe if you look at your life in the right light you will feel the same, that is if you don't already.

May you discover contentment in your stocking this season!