What I Want for Christmas…

As for me…and…my house…give me spandex…or Bertha Chosegive me death! ~Bertha

This is a quote from…Bertha-Size Your Life!…and…like most of…Bertha’s… quotes…has nothing to do with the obvious…rather…she is reminding me this morning…of the importance…of knowing who I am…and honoring my uniqueness…

She says that is especially important during the holidays…when…the media is portraying how my life should be…how I should celebrate…what gifts I should buy…what I should cook…

So…she challenges me…the reformed people pleaser…to take a few minutes to really ponder…who I am…and what I want…and…then…to honor that…she says that is truly…the gift that keeps on giving…

Okay…contemplation chair…here I come…maybe I should string some lights around it…naw…that’s not me…

Jane

Let My Christmas Go…

Funny…well…not really…but…it never ceases to amaze me…how things sneak up on me…like Christmas…it’s not like I haven’t had a year to get ready…it’s not like stores and commercials haven’t been reminding me for weeks if not months…it’s just that…it seemed like a long way away…until…here it is…just a week away…and…my kids will be here sooner than that…and…I’m not ready…

Oh…the tree is standing…again…and…the presents are bought…mostly…the menu is being planned…but…in my heart…I’m not ready

Why…

Bertha…surprised me with her answer…she said it is…because…I don’t want it to be over…

Huh…

She explains…that as long as it’s not here…I’m planning for it…thinking about it…being excited…and…that once it’s here…well…it’s fun for a couple of days…then…it’s over…the kids move on to the next family event…in the next town…and…life as usual resumes…

I have to say…I’ve never thought about it in that way…but…I think she’s on to something…

So…what am I supposed to do with the information…

And…she surprises me…again…with her answer…

Let go…

Let go…and just enjoy the moments…as they come…

Jane