I tend to rush around so much first thing in the morning – up, get dressed, everyone out the door, clear up from breakfast, dog walk, off to work. It feels like quite a mission sometimes and my schedule is pretty tight if I’m to be at work by 9.30am.
I spotted this stunning skyline after dropping The Boy at school on Monday morning. Our first beautiful frosty scene of the season.
Yet again I was reminded that even on the hectic days, in fact especially on those days, it’s important to take the time to drink in the natural beauty on our doorstep.
This week marks the start of advent, a season that can be marred by rushing, constant demands and deadlines. Every year I resolve not to allow that to happen, most years I fail.
This advent I want to throw of the shackles off ‘should/must do‘ and drink in all that the season has to offer. Whoever said that mince pies have to be homemade or that Christmas cards need to be delivered by the middle of the month, if at all?
I hereby promise to avert my eyes from what other families are doing, how they are celebrating, what homemade goodies they are baking, what cute little Christmas decorations are being created.* As lovely as all that is, I need to kick the pressure of ‘The Perfect Christmas’ into touch and just enjoy the moments, however imperfect they are.
*This may mean spending less time on social media…we shall see!