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As the final week of 2018 begins, Norman, Oscar and myself would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays, or Joyeuses Fêtes.
As excited as we are to peer into our stockings (as exemplified by Mr. Norman on Christmas Eve) or open our presents, may the potential for magic during this time of year carry over into the rest of the 11 months. Simply by believing good things may be awaiting us tomorrow, later today or next year, we reveal we are more positive than we realize. So why not practice forgiveness, a letting go of judgement, a default toward kindness, each month all year. I will be doing my best to put each into practice as I strive forward because as I was reminded by a recent podcast episode I listened to, it doesn’t matter whether the glass is seen as half full or half empty if there is a pitcher nearby. And that pitcher is the world we live in; we just need to know where and how to look for the goodness.
Wishing you much love and kindness,
Shannon (and Norman and Oscar too!)
Epilogue to the image above: Since Norman wasn’t allowed to enjoy the goodies in his stocking just yet as he still had 24 hours to wait, he was happy to step outside and explore in the snow (as seen below).
Images via TSLL