How It's Supposed To Be...



That picture of how things are supposed to be has been the cause of a lot of disappointments in my life...a lot.  I've hated those crushing disappointments and hated myself for allowing them to take me down.  I think it's especially hard at the holidays when you are hosting and wanting to create magic for everyone.  The fact is that things aren't always magical, but if you allow things to just flow and be how they are, you are much more likely to allow yourself to see the magic that is there.

I loved our Christmas this year, and trust me, things did not live up to the picture in my head (flu for all, 105 fever on Christmas Day for EJ, everyone sick on faux Christmas, burning all the garlic bread, and much more).  But I think for the first time ever, I went in without expecting the picture in my head to come true, and what resulted might have been even better.
cyndi said...

Yep, so true. It was this holiday season that I began to realize the less pressure I put on myself to create the "perfect whatever" the more perfect it is for everyone around me. Hmmm....maybe there is something to this getting older/wiser!

You Rock! said...

You were noticeably less stressed this xmas, I'm glad you didn't take things too hard. In the end, the things that didn't go right were minor. Everyone had a great time and owe a lot to you for your efforts in making it great.

Karri said...

So so so very true.

nora said...

Good reminder. Wish I was closer to your thought process than mine - since we shared the same holiday experience.

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

This is so true. I hope everyone is feeling better and I'm glad your holidays were still wonderful! Best wishes for a great 2013.

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