December 27, 2023 9:46 am Published by

Busyness. Overwhelm. The holidays. Family. Friends. Year end. Retail madness. Overeating. Need I say more? 

It’s that time of year when we’re all supposed to be experiencing gratitude and connection. What we’re socialized into with the Hallmark movies and holiday cartoons sells something different than many of us experience. If you’re not excited about the events, gatherings, and commitments ahead of you throughout year end, it’s time for a new question.

As you look ahead, and before you accept any invitations, ask yourself: “If I say yes to this, what am I saying ‘no’ to?” Pause long enough to consider your calendar, commitments, and all consequences of

your decisions.  

By doing so, you may, in fact, enjoy the grace, connectedness, and joy of the season for real.