My heart goes out to anyone who’s having a difficult time right now.
Traditionally, Christmas and the holiday season have always been a time to slow down, connect with family and friends, and celebrate what matters most together.
Unfortunately, between travel restrictions, job losses, and other pandemic problems, this holiday season is anything but typical.
As people experience loss, they often go through stages of denial, anger, and bargaining.
But what’s really interesting is what comes last, the fifth stage of grief…acceptance.
I believe that humans are amazing, remarkable, and adaptable. I think our ability to accept things is essential, and that acceptance doesn’t necessarily mean being defeated or giving up.
Quite the opposite, in fact.
The question I want you to consider today is: what comes after acceptance, for you? In other words, what’s next?
A lot of us are exhausted. Maybe slowing down and resting this week, with the shortest days all year, is what’s necessary right now.
After resting up you can reconnect with what motivates you, what drives you, what gives you joy.
The philosopher Albert Camus said:
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.”
Merry Christmas and happy holidays. Rest up, take care of yourself, and do what you need to do. May you find inspiration and joy within yourself and spread it to others!
Wishing you the very best from my family to yours,