The week has brought us back around to our Five Minute Friday time with Kate Motaung and the gang. This is when we all write on the same word prompt for 5 minutes and enjoy the variety in which we find ourselves writing. Today’s word prompt is: NOTICE
This is my busiest time of year as I’m sure it is for you as well. We don’t really eliminate anything from our lists of to-do instead we just add holiday craziness to our schedules and shuffle through, hoping we come out on the other side not too unruffled.
So this holiday season I’m choosing something different. I’m choosing to notice the moments instead of getting lost in the momentum.
Even now, I notice the snow fall outside and I want to curl up with a warm cup of happiness and knit something cozy because isn’t that what we should do on a cold, blustery day?
It’s the week before Thanksgiving…the first event of the holiday shuffle…and I’m shopping, planning and getting things together.
In other years I’ve thought about the table settings, the dishes and the perfection of the day. Yet this year I’ve already settled in my heart that instead of fussing over details I’m going to enjoy the people of the day.
For the first time in my years of doing Thanksgiving, I’m investing in nice disposal dishes. I’m investing because in years past I fussed over table settings and all things matching too much. And yes it will all match because I’ll buy the matching set of all things disposal. And at the end of the meal I can look around and be pleased with the company sharing my table instead of the dishes still yet to be scraped, cleaned, washed and put away.
Sitting here typing this up, I’m watching snow cover up all that is dead and fallen from the season just past.
I can get lost in the season of tradition and the way in which it’s always been done but this year I’m setting a new tradition. A tradition of noticing moments instead of getting lost in the momentum.
Thanksgiving is a time of noticing. Noticing the blessings in our lives and all that is good.
So this season, I invite you to join me in choosing the moments instead of the mayhem. Choose to notice the people and the moments we have with them, instead of getting caught up in the momentum of the holiday shuffle.
And who knows maybe through these moments shared we’ll even knit something cozy and take in some warm cups of happiness together.
Happy Friday everyone and Happy Thanksgiving as well!