I know it’s the last weekend before Christmas. . . Do you need a paper bag to regulate your breathing?!. . . but I have a little spark, an idea that might bring some joy into your life.
I invited a handful of girlfriends over for peppermint hot cocoa and a few dirty snowballs this past Sunday afternoon. I spit-washed the house, shutting the closet door on my office that has become the Christmas zone, and lit my favorite cinnamon candle. It was such a needed time for all of us.
Amazing how afterward none of us complained about the load of laundry we didn’t wash, the email we didn’t return, or the gift we didn’t wrap. We simply enjoyed conversation by the tree, a warm mug, giggling at new stories, and how we had missed being a girl.
I gave my friends space to be themselves, to have their senses reignited, and more than a moment to catch their breath. I walked away with a fresh spirit to embrace the seaso myself.
Will you call a friend for a chat over a gingerbread latte? Will you ask friends to stop by for a few moment escape from their last minute hustle-bustle this weekend? You could give them a much needed gift.
By: Someone You May Know