My Holiday Wish For You

I'm writing this in the pre-dawn hours of Christmas Eve.  From the warmest Canadian winter I can remember.  Still, the wind is howling outside my house, whipping the bare branches of the trees into a wild dance.  And I'm curled up in a big chair with pen and paper. :)

I wasn't planning on writing anything this week.  But this morning I woke up in the mood to share a few sentiment-soaked warm wishes.  So here you go - from my heart to yours.

I wish for you the warmth and glow of a fireplace on a windy winter day, the warmth of a well-fed belly and the warmth of rosy cheeks after too much laughter.

I wish for you the space to sit and breathe.  To find some small moment of peace and stillness amidst the natural chaos of Christmas.

I wish for you to find a way to connect with the joy and hope that seems so close we can almost reach out and extend a curious finger to touch them before they dissolve into the daily anxieties that weigh us down.

Give generously to those with less and watch the transformation.  This doesn't have to be things or money - get creative.  Look into the wonder-filled eyes of a small child.  Pray.  Sing.  Get out into nature (hopefully, yours isn't a howling wind storm).  Connect with joy and hope.

I wish for you time to dream.  If sugar plums are your thing, go for it.  But dream big for your life too.  Get creative.  Let your dreaming get completely out of control.  What's the wildest things that could happen next year?  What does it look like?  Feel like?  Dreams, after all, are the plans your heart makes before your head gets in the way.

So curl up somewhere cozy with a warm drink and give your heart permission to speak.

And finally, I wish you time to create something new.  (Maybe this one's more a wish for myself.  Because as a Creative I'm always looking for more time or new ways to express myself.)  I wish it for the both of us.  May we create something new.  New art.  New memories.  New friendships.  New dreams for a new year.

That's it!  Merry Christmas and happy holidays.  Whatever traditions you celebrate (or don't) enjoy the last few days of 2015 and I'll see you next year.

love, 
Jess


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