Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Atop Hyak, Summit East at Snoqualmie Pass, Washington
I don't know about you, but life right now for me is a frenzy of shopping, cooking, holiday events and parties, seeing old friends visiting from out-of-town, and heading out of town to visit family.  Whew!  But no matter, I'm making myself sit down each morning and just be with the moment. 

Just this. Right now.

I hope you can take time to slow down and savor the season.  Maybe you're with family, friends, or alone. No matter.  Every single minute is a precious gift.  

Sure, it's easy to throw out statements like that and move on. I know I do.  But maybe you know someone battling cancer, like my friend Jean, or are still mourning the senseless loss of children to violence. 

Reminders.  Every single minute is everything and all that we have. 

So my wish for you and everyone I know is this:  May you be fully alive and awake to the gifts that each moment brings. May your days be merry and bright.  And if you're a skier (or snowboarder) like me, maybe all your Christmases be white. :)

Holiday cheers!


Anonymous said...

I love the tree at the top of Hyak photo!


Carol Owens said...

Oh, yes, spot on, Jill. Life is short, if you love 'em, tell 'em in the moment. Thanks for the reminder!

jill said...

Hey TC, yes, not sure if that same tree is decorated this year,that was from last season. But the image endures!

Carol, yes, I need to heed my own advice too!

Lindsey said...

What a great message :) Merry Christmas!