This morning while journaling, I started to think about the goals I will set for 2011. As I scribbled down a rough draft list of things to accomplish next year, I realized that I was bypassing December. I had leaped right over the 12th month, looking into the future.
Reflecting, I made a decision to be present this month. To focus on what I am doing, to think about now, and not only then. I want to be aware of each day, so that the time doesn’t pass me by and I find myself saying “It’s January 1, already!?!?” as I seem to hear myself say at the beginning of each month. I think being present is going to be filled with joy and celebration – and that’s alright with me!
This December is different than any December before. This is the first December I will not be going home to Mom and Dad’s house for Christmas vacation. This December is Christmas shopping free. This December I will not leave cookies for Santa or carrots for the reindeer. This December old traditions will be missed. This December is full of new adventures, just waiting to happen. This December I will be present; I will be aware.
P.S. Happy start of Hanukkah.