Happy day after Thanksgiving! Last night over wine and a fire, I encouraged my sister-in-law to start blogging because she writes well and has ideas to share. As I encouraged her, I realized how long it is has been since I have posted! I’ve been busy writing for work and for pleasure with my novel but not much here. And I miss being a part of this community. The haiku challenge last year was fun and I still share these sentiments, maybe even more so since the flood. If you participate in Black Friday, by all means, have fun but do it for fun and not lose sight of that. I hear people get pretty crazy out there!
Pumpkins yield to lights
Shining bright on wants and thneeds,
Share gifts of presence.
The haiku challenge was fun and I enjoyed being less wordy. I am preparing for Christmas now that Thanksgiving has passed. This year I am working on simplifying by not doing things that don’t bring joy…things that I have done every year but now feel like a chore. Also, after clearing out kid’s toys, I really am going to work on restraint and not just buy a bunch of crap they don’t need.
Nor will I be shopping today….nobody needs a thneed!
I want to simply enjoy the season without adding a million to-dos. I choose to focus on presence this holiday season.