Thursday, December 26, 2013
Day 317, December 26
The day after Christmas can seem a letdown. All the preparations, the work, the frenzy of the season can feel that they were done for but one day, one unit of 24 hours. And what then?
I have been there, thought that, and experienced the inevitable letdown. Then I had a paradigm shift. That one day, that unit of 24 hours, was just that: one day. It was not, by any means, the whole season. It is the designated day of celebration, but it doesn't mean our efforts must stop. Nor should they stop.
Do you have an impulse to take a box of candy to someone who can't get out? Do so. Never mind that "Christmas is past." Are you prompted to spend extra time listening to a friend who is going through a hard time? Do so. Have you wondered if the animal shelter has enough food for its residents and considered donating some pet food to it? Once again, do so.
So, for today, I am grateful for impulses, promptings, and wonderings.