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Holiday stress. A reason to rejoice?

I feel a little stress this week.

Why? Because I have too much.  Yup, that’s what it boils down to.

Here’s what I mean:

  • A job writing for a company whose product helps save people’s lives;
  • An family of origin who still loves getting together to celebrate Christmas;
  • A family I helped create who loves tradition;
  • A book club that gives back to the community;
  • A choir that welcomes my flute;
  • Amazing people who I meet to interview for the newspapers I write for;
  • Neighbors who feel comfortable dropping by;
  • A treasure trove of Christmas decorations;
  • The ability to sew and knit and even crochet;
  • An extended virtual family of friends and colleagues;
  • A faith that anchors and comforts me.

Now there, self. That’s just off the top of my head.

These things should be reasons to rejoice not a source of stress. Perspective. Perspective. Perspective.

How is your holiday season going this year? Please leave a comment below.

And, if you’re a praying person, please say one for my friend Gloria’s granddaughter. She’s fourteen. She lives in Texas, and she’s disappeared.  It’s been over a week.

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  1. You amaze me with your energy and enthusiasm…busy as you are, you are blessed! “A choir welcoming your flute…love this! Didn’t know you were musically talented as well!
    Maybe say no more often in the coming year, kiddo! LOL
    Great piece and great things you are a part of!

    • Adela Adela

      I would say no if I could decide on something I don’t want to do! Thanks for the encouragement, Joan.

  2. My holiday has been fairly mellow with a few parties here and there. My daughter is taking a trip and I’m watching her dog. With our 2 dogs plus hers, it’s a doggie holiday.

  3. Adela Adela

    Mellow is very nice. I love mellow. And dogs.

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