Slowing it Down

We talked about not getting a tree this year but instead ended up with a 14 footer😂.

As we approach the last few days prior to the holiday season, many of us find ourselves running around in a bit of a tizzy & feeling a little worn out!

I encourage you to find some time to attempt to slow it down just a wee bit & take in the little bits of magic this season presents to us.

It is a time to gather with family & loved ones.

It is a time to extend a little more kindness. 

It is a time to practice a little more patience.

It is a time to spread a little joy.

May the holiday season find you surrounded in the warmth of all you hold dear and may the prospect of a brand new year inspire you with a renewed sense of possibility.

I hope to be writing a little more in 2019.  Thank you for continuing to read, to share your thoughts & to offer your words of encouragement & support.






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24 Responses to Slowing it Down

  1. Karen mcboyle says:

    THANKYOU for all your wonderful words of wisdom I look forward to more of your posts on 2019!! Merry Xmas , Lynn and all the best in the holiday season … karen

  2. Al says:

    Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays and New Year. Would love to hear more from you next year!

    • Lynn says:

      Thank you Al! 2018 has been a bit of a crazy year & sadly have not been able to find a whole lot of time to write. I hope to change that in 2019. Merry Christmas my friend!

  3. Becky Keefe Klingenberg says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Love your blog. Look forward to you reminding us what’s important in this crazy, hectic life of ours. ❤️🎄❤️🎄❤️🎄❤️

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  4. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and happy new year xoxo

    • Lynn says:

      Thank you so much Peta! Hope you & Ben are soaking up some beautiful sunshine in your lovely little piece of paradise. Wishing you both many more wonderful adventures together as we flip the calendar to a brand new year!

  5. Happy Holidays to you too and it’s nice to see you!

  6. Good advice. We’ll run as slowly as we can.

  7. Heyjude says:

    Wishing you and your family a lovely peaceful holiday season and a happy, healthy and adventurous 2019. It has been so wet here I think we will have to start building another ark!!
    Jude xx

    • Lynn says:

      Thank you Jude! Oh dear, I do hope the rain lets up a bit for you. We are waiting on snow here so that we can get some skiing in!

      Wishing you a lovely holiday, and the very best in the new year. 2019 May bring me to your part of the world, will keep you posted!

  8. Sue Slaght says:

    Lynn these are wise words and ones I am taking to heart this year. For the first time in decades I don’t feel stressed heading into the season. My focus is only on how to create more joy and fun through these special times. I’ve gotten rid of the ‘should dos’ and am only on the ‘what brings happiness dos’. Not sure why it took to my late fifties to figure that out.sending big hugs and heartfelt wishes for the best of the season and in 2019.

    • Lynn says:

      Sue, it’s funny how it takes us so long to learn such simple things, isn’t it? I think there is so much hype around this holiday to somehow create this magical & perfect experience, often resulting in stress & disappointment. I love that you are embracing joy & fun as the primary focus this year. I hope to do the same.

      Thank you for your friendship, your support & adding some very good advice to this piece. Wishing you, Dave & your family the very best over the holidays!

  9. Ann Coleman says:

    Very good advice! Merry Christmas!

  10. George says:

    Thank you, Lynn. A fourteen footer, huh…:)
    I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful and blessed Christmas. Stay well.

  11. Constantino says:

    Christmas can be so stressful… your advice is thus very pertinent. That means some of our expectations have to be let go…. in the meantime, Merry Christmas!

  12. Lynn says:

    Thank you so much Constantino. I hope you had a lovely Christmas!

  13. I hope you had a great Christmas season. All the best in 2019.

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