The holidays are a great magnifier - for joy when life is going well, and for pain when we feel lonely, are going through a breakup, find ourselves in a complicated family situation, or have lost a loved one. In times like these, the holidays can feel like a stark reminder of what you don’t have today.
One way to feel less alone is to realize you’re not alone. You’re in good company. And like the others in your situation, you get to decide what kind of energy you want to bring to your own complicated Christmas.
Even if this doesn’t look like your ideal holiday, what you can do right now is decide whether you’re going to be an author of magic or a seeker of magic.
Seekers of magic wait for things to change. They wait for the conditions to be right before they bring a certain energy to their life.
Authors of magic decide to create magic in imperfect situations. They create magic where they are, even when life isn’t ideal. Ask yourself: “With whatever situation I’m in right now, what’s my own modest little work of art that I could create now? What’s a way I could inject magic into my day?”
Your magic doesn’t have to be some grand gesture. It could look like treating yourself with compassion rather than defaulting to beating yourself up. Or perhaps you could use the pain you’re experiencing to give compassion to a struggling friend. There are people out there who need your light, energy, and magic because they’re not strong enough to find it or give it to themselves right now.
Never forget that even when things are difficult, you can still find a way to connect to the magic. And the best way—the most reliable way—of doing that is to be the magic.
What magic will you create where you are today?
Whatever life is like for you right now, happy holidays, friend. I hope this message brought a little magic into your life today. Pass it on ♥️. - Written by M. Hussey
A few random holiday quotes for your Xmas Sunday....
"Christmas: the only time of year you can sit in front of a dead tree eating candy out of socks."~ Anonymous
"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change". - Wayne Dyer
"Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows." - Edwin Osgood Grover
"It’s hard when you miss people. But you know if you miss them, that means you’re lucky. It means you had someone special in your life, someone worth missing." - Nikki Schiefelbein
"Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words." - Harlan Miller
"The stocking on the mantel is as empty as my heart this holiday. Christmas isn't the same without you." - Unknown
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas." - Benjamin Franklin
"Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us." - David Cameron
"What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day." - Phylis Diller
"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving." - Mother Theresa
"Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see." - The Polar Express
“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” — Jesse Jackson
"Christmas cookies don't taste as sweet without you here". - Unknown
Hoping you all had a happy Xmas, or simply a lovely weekend... Love, Cheryl, and The Music Soup ❤️