Even though 2014 is nearing an end, and 2015 is right around the corner, we are still faced with the activities, merriment and stresses of December. Do you ever feel like you are being drug through the remaining days of the year? And, when New Year’s Eve comes along you simply want to celebrate the fact that you made it through the month and holidays? We do this to ourselves. I am very guilty of it. In fact, I am sitting here writing this with deep aches and pains throughout my body, and a wicked, wicked head cold that has had me in bed for the past 2 days. Sadly, I did this to myself.
I love family gatherings, holidays and the act of giving. Unfortunately I sometimes give more than I have, and I don’t notice the potential impact while I am doing it. I always catch the lesson the Universe is sending me when it decides to put me in bed, and I readily accept the responsibility for my decisions to push myself just a little harder and further than was wise. Accepting responsibility for your decisions is a common theme for the month of December, and will continue to flow into the month of January.
My husband asked me if I blamed him for this dreadful cold. He had it for 2 weeks before I caught it. How easy it would have been for me to ‘yes’, but the truth of the matter is I am the one responsible for my current situation. The choices I made in November led me to this point.
Your choices equals your responsibility. How much credit card debt you acquire while shopping for your friends and loved ones is a choice you will make over the next few weeks. Deciding whether or not to take care of yourself first, is a choice you will make over the next few weeks. Whether to help the poor in some small or large way, is a choice you will make over the next few weeks. Whether to continue working on those changes you set out for yourself, is a choice you will make over the next few weeks. Whether to revert back to old patterns and old habits that seem so harmless will be a choice you will have to make over the next few weeks.
As we move through the month of December, take some time to remember where you were last year at this time. Look at the changes you have made, the opportunities that were presented to you this year, and the choices you made along the way. Its easy to get caught up in the holiday festivities, and all of the advertising presented through every form of media. Their goal is to distract you. Your goal is to remain focused, centered, and making only those choices that will bring you joy and happiness now and into the New Year.