As we enter into December, the last month of the calendar year, we may think about all the things we still have to do for the holidays and before year-end. This to-do list may make us feel worried or anxious.
Will we get it all done? What if we don’t get that done? What if, what if, what if????
Anne Morrow Lindbergh writes:
“Too many people, too many demands, too much to do; competent, busy, hurrying people — It just isn’t living at all.”
So instead of looking at what we haven’t done, why not pause a minute and reflect on all that we have accomplished this year. How have we lived in 2011?
Perhaps we have:
- learned or experienced something new;
- visited a new place;
- met new people;
- achieved a goal; or
- realized a dream.
Focus on all the wonderful things you have accomplished this year – your crowning achievements both big and small – that made your life worth living.
Walter Hagan reminds us:
“Don’t hurry, don’t worry, you’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.”
So this week, remember to PAUSE, be still, BREATHE, and reflect on all the you have achieved this year. If there are a few more things you would like to add to your accomplishments list for 2011, no worries, you still have a few more weeks to get them in. Just make sure that you live each day fully and abundantly!