Do you ever feel that way? Like a child worrying that the holidays will come and go so quickly that you'll miss them? Do you ever get tired of the decorating, company, food, noise and everything else that comes with the holidays?
I feel both--I love the holidays and want to enjoy every moment, and I get tired of everything happening at once. This is partly, I'm sure, because of my bipolar depression, but also because we seem to go from holiday to holiday without even a pause between.
I need that pause. In fact, I need to make a full stop. Period. An empty blank wall. I just can't roll with those people who start Christmas before Thanksgiving. I do not want to shop for gifts before we've finished eating the Halloween candy, or the Thanksgiving turkey, for that matter.
I don't want to be so tired that I am cross or snappy with the people I love, so I make sure to get some quiet moments each day. I've also learned to let go of the perfectionism that made me miserable.
Family is more important than a perfect table or piles of gifts that won't mean anything a few weeks after they are opened.
I recommend that you find a way to do the same. Schedule a few minutes to sit quietly and let your mind rest. Fight the need for perfection. Be kind to yourself so you can truly appreciate the ones you love. For now, let's have some holiday fun by giving thanks for all of the good in our lives.
One way to wind down is to wrap up in one of your quilts and take a nap. Or you can simply enjoy these...
To enjoy more quilt photos, visit my Pinterest board, "heart, quilts."
A very happy thanksgiving to you and yours this week and every week of the year. If you live outside the U.S., feel free to take a moment to give thanks for the many blessings in your life.
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