Is it just me or does everyone seem to be going the wrong way. Shoppers entering the “exit only” door, not to mention parking space friction. I love the fashionable women in black from head to toe, including their sunglasses. Do they really think we can see the whites of their eyes while they text and casually walk behind our reverse moving vehicles in a dark parking structure? Or the hunky fathers in their “Dad-illacs” zooming by the rear lights of our cars. If they would just slow down they would win the perfect, wide-body parking space. These busy, busy bees types, both men and women, are playing “opposite” day when it comes to Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. I can say this because I am a recovering “busy, busy bee.” When I found the more I said “I am busy” the faster life sped up for me. And I didn’t even get the truly important things done.
As I was approaching the age of 50 (please keep that our secret) the last thing I wanted was a life in the fast forward mode. So a few years ago life helped me (possibly made me) decide to take off those “busy, busy bee boxing gloves” in exchange for the mantra: “I have all the time I need to get all the important things done today.” It is mysteriously magical how it seems that I truly do get the “important” and “necessary” to do’s off my list with ease and grace. The parking spaces appear miraculously where I need to go, and I tend to find what I need, sometimes with precious time left over. And I never forget the ever important prayer: “Hail Mary full of grace, please, please I need a parking space.” And if life is truly rosy that day, I may even have time to make the bed!
There is one full weekend left before Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa. May you have all the time you need this weekend to get the important things done.
Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa!