December 06, 2010

one joy at a time



I've yet to make that list.
Projects to finish, gifts to purchase, cookies to bake, places to be... they are all still dancing in my head... a lovely slow waltz as opposed to frenzied quick step. I wonder if not making that list will relieve a bit of the pressure that December is known for? Maybe, maybe not. I just know that I am not ready... not quite yet. I am enjoying the moments as they come... planting myself firmly in the right now rather than looking to what else needs to be accomplished.


Certainly, I could be setting myself up for trouble, almost hovering towards procrastination... letting the stack of Christmas cards sit unaddressed, allowing my mind to wander towards bright new ideas without first accomplishing the must-dos. But maybe... keeping the rush from my heart and mind will eliminate the broken down feelings that stress brings on, leaving me with the overwhelming feelings of  not enough. I'm willing to take the chance. Willing to trust that I am enough and I can enjoy December as the whirlwind of this month picks up speed... one joy at a time.
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7 comments:

Corinne said...

I say to enjoy it however you like :) If some of the lists don't get checked off, what's the worst that could happen? ;)

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Dawn, If you need any lessons on how to procrastinate, I would be more than willing to help. I just happen to be the president of the biggest nation in the world. Procrasti Nation :-)

~Ron

Busy Bee Suz said...

Lists? Who makes lists? Should I have a list?
Breathe. Enjoy. It will get done, you have gobs of time. Well, not gobs, but you still have time.
xoxox

togetherforgood said...

Christmas is way more beautiful without all the lists. :)

Kelli said...

There are 12 months in the year in which to be filled with the joy of Christ's birth, right? So you are wise to savor the joy found in each moment. December is not the only time to give and bless others right? Hugs!!

karen gerstenberger said...

Dawn, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving that nice comment. I know that any cranes - and prayers - would be SO appreciated by Elizabeth. It's a lovely idea, isn't it? If you go to her blog, there is a link on her sidebar, explaining the idea. I'm so glad to meet you!

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

i have yet to make THAT list too!! i don't know why i don't just do it. it always makes me feel SO much better to get it all out of my head and on paper.

i'll learn someday! ;0

LOVE the photos in this post!!