I find myself guarding my peace as the pace picks up for the holidays.
I am making sure that I take my time completing my arrangements as I leave the house so I am not caught up in the franticness of the traffic.
I am remembering that I still have my work to do and that I need peace of mind in order to do it.
I read my spiritual writers to remind me of why I am here.
I take the time I need to do what is important to me.
I do not get pushed around at the prompting of the advertisers who serve their corporate directorates.
I know who I am and who I am taking care of and why, and I choose how to do that.
My celebration is quieter and it is moment by moment.
I notice the atmosphere around me.
I am creating my own.
© 2013 Kathryn Hardage