Christmas madness… or Christmas Fun?
I took half a day off yesterday to meet my family who had come to town, and to do a little Christmas shopping with them. Before heading downtown, I considered what the crowds are like down there at the moment. Just finding a place to park the car can be ridiculous, as people stress about not being able to find one (I guess) and so when they see someone start to put shopping bags in a parked car, they’ll pull up behind it and wait, holding up all the traffic behind them… as if this is going to be the only available parking spot for miles! What if the person putting shopping bags in their car is doing only that, then going back to the shops for more? And so we wait… This is only one example of the craziness that goes on.
So we can get caught up in the stress and anxiety of “what if there’s no-where to park?” or “I bet what I want is sold out… I’ll have to be demanding to get what I want…” or we can choose to remember what the season is all about and go with a generous, abundant mindset and just HAVE FUN!
So we chose that and really enjoyed our time together. It was nice to wander around, dodging wild shopping trolleys and exploring gift ideas for special people.
I hope you’re enjoying the busy season you’re in at the moment. Some seasons in life aren’t fun, but we can choose our attitude in any given moment. In this case I found it useful to choose my focus before getting in the situation, so we didn’t get swept into the general atmosphere! Have you noticed that crowds have a “vibe”?
I think it’s really funny (although dangerous) that on rainy days, especially when it’s heavy rain, people seem to drive faster, more recklessly… although trying to rush so they don’t get wet! It’s only a car – and cars are totally okay with getting wet! So we can drive like that too – or deliberately slow down and drive appropriately. Hmm… food for thought, hope you’ve enjoyed my ramblings…
Cheering you on,