Sunday, November 13, 2016

Star of Wonder.

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I know, I know, my American friends are still waiting for Thanksgiving, but my Canadian friends are all up decorating for Christmas- and so have I.

Here in Vietnam we miss the markers for Christmas, the time doesn't change, sun rises at 5:30 am, and starts to set about 12 hours later, the weather doesn't change (or at least not enough for me to think about the holidays, the Vietnamese all start wearing sweaters and coats... but it is still 32 degrees celsius, so I probably won't be donning a new winter jacket any time soon.)

It is a weird feeling, and I am trying to ward off nostalgia, because that will make me sad, and then I will get into a funk, and I will spend too much time wishing for what isn't, and missing the 'what is right now'. So I am trying to celebrate with gusto, and enjoy where we are in the moment, and just enjoy the moment. It is easier said than done.

But in light of all of that, I have decorated for Christmas! When we showed up in March, we had 3 suitcases and 2 boxes for a two year stay in Vietnam. In those boxes were my favourite Christmas ornaments tucked away, waiting for the special day to unpack them, and enjoy them. If I'm being honest with you, I've unpacked them a few times and looked at them, and got all nostalgic, and repacked them, waiting for the moment... waiting to put them up. Now they are all up, and I love staring at my tree... it makes me really happy, and I have stories for all of my ornaments, and I have new ornaments that I bought here, which in a few years down the road I will look at and be over come by nostalgia, and they too will have stories.

It's hard to sit in the moment and enjoy, we often find ourselves waiting for what is next, instead of just doing, being, enjoying what is now. It is a lesson I learn daily, a lesson I have to practice daily, I am a dreamer, I can see into the future to what I want... but I have to reign myself in, slow myself down, and just breathe in the moment.

Do you get ahead of yourself in life? Do you find it hard to stop, breathe, be in the moment?

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Star of Wonder Christmas Card Printable (5x7)
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Star of Wonder Christmas Card Printable (5x7)
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