Today, we were talking at work and the subject popped up about how a lot of people just don’t dress up anymore. The last time the guys in my office had wore a tie (3 guys were asked), was at someone’s funeral. Which led to the conversation of “wow, I didn’t realize they had been gone that long”. My true point being, life seems to be going by pretty quickly. Everyone seems to have the same opinion, way too fast!! How do we slow ourselves down so that we can enjoy the ride? This train keeps steaming down the tracks, and like my son, I love to hear the sound the train makes when it comes to a stop. “Sssspphhhhiiisssshhhh” as the steam lets out….now I guess I get what he was saying. Metaphorically speaking, he said a lot more than I took in the first time he said it. I have been doing a lot of slowing down and replaying things in my mind here lately, just trying to figure out the bigger picture in life. Sometimes I get so caught up in the hum drum and the who should be doing what, when and how, that I let that train keep barrelling down the tracks, forgetting all about the Depot of light, a place to stop, rest, and re establish your path in life….
Well, the time has come to take down the Christmas tree. I have tried to convince my husband that we could leave it up all year, (there is a holiday every month),and decorate it appropriately. He is not going for it, so I guess I had better dig out the boxes from the basement and get to work. This year I did not hardly decorate compared to years past, and felt a little guilty for it. I usually have every tacky dollar store tree find in every nook and cranny. We are in a different house this year and there really is not room for the junk. I have been trying to de-clutter for some time now, (well actually my whole life). Convincing myself that I do not need to attach myself to things in order to feel self worth has proven to be a difficult task. As I sit here reflecting on this holiday season, it was the best I have had in years. My 6 yr old son had more than he even cares to play with. Each of us gave and received carefully thought out gifts that we really liked! We all need for nothing, and received more than we could have asked for. Beyond all of the materialistic things, we spent quality time together. We ate, we played games, we watched football. These are the things I remember most about good times throughout my life. We are blessed beyond measure to have good kids who want to spend time with us. We have good jobs that provide us with more than we need. Above all, we have the luminosity to appreciate all of this before us, stay in the moment, and know that life is good! Carpe Diem my friends!
Here we go again ladies and gentlemen!! Once again, our reset button has been pushed, and we have renewed faith and hope for…..
THE BEST YEAR EVER!!
Personally, I have set new goals to get in shape, pay more attention to my personal health, do my best to be the best “me” I can be, live and lead by example..
Being a Gemini, this may seem like an impossible goal to obtain. I am what they call the “typical Gemini”, fickle, up and down, unpredictable, funny, bitchy, loyal to a fault, with a wicked Jekyl and Hyde complex where I can go from 0-60 pure pyscho in no time flat. My poor family requests that I take meds to help them deal !
Despite all of this, I have an awesome support system, and this year have finally accepted that it is okay to be happy. I have a great job and a wonderful husband who supports and loves me unconditionally (despite my best efforts to derail him). I have a great little 6 year old boy and a true friend in my 18 year old daughter. Even though we are “stuck in Ohio”, I have no desire to move. I have finally accepted that it is okay to live in the moment and appreciate this time we have been granted.
I have so much to be thankful for, and I finally am enjoying this ride, wherever it takes us…
I wish all of you the best ride ever on this train, and remember…
Often times we think the train has already left the station, but we are here to remind you that there is always a depot. A place to stop, rest and find yourself in order to re-establish your path in life.
Peace, Love, Hope…