This is a photo from a family Christmas a few years ago, my 3 amazing children are now Happy, Healthy, Self-Supporting adults. I miss those days but love our new relationships and conversations. They are all grown up but I hope they still feel Forever Young.
Some of you may be fortunate enough to be surrounded by the unbridled and positive energy of young children this season. If that is the case, I hope it’s contagious. If not, try to recall that feeling of excitement and anticipation from your childhood. Most young children are open to all possibilities; they don’t worry about the outcome.
It’s easy to get caught up in the rush and potential stress of the shopping, cooking, decoration, and social obligations. But take a deep breath and relax and enjoy each little moment, connection, and conversation this holiday season. Be open and excited for any possibilities put before you, without thinking about the outcome.
As my book coach shared last week: “Small conversations can lead to big things.”
And as you all know change is an unavoidable constant. And small conversations can lead to big change. You never know what re-connecting to your inner child and re-connecting to friends and family members can bring for you.
While we all go through life trying to find Our Dharma: That which we must do”, and it often finds us if we stay open.
Bob Dylan never thought when he wrote his many hit songs, that one day he would receive a Nobel Prize for literature but he wasn’t focused on the outcome. In his acceptance speech he wrote: “If someone had ever told me that I had the slightest chance of winning the Nobel prize, I would have to think that I’d have about the same odds as standing on the moon,”.
While Dylan’s “Forever Young” is not a typical Christmas song, this lyric is what I wish for you this Holiday Season!
May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
And may you stay
And ENJOY every moment without considering the outcome !