Happy Holiday Wishes

Days filled with gatherings and parties with friends and family, shopping, wrapping, baking – there’s no doubt the holidays are here!  With all the checking and re-checking of shopping lists, running from place to place, second-guessing gift choices, figuring out menus etc. etc. etc., it's so easy to get lost in the hustle.

And if you're at all like me, your mind tends to race on to the next thing on the list, and you completely forget about enjoying what you're doing at that very moment. When I stop to think about it (and oh-no, stopping to think wasn't even on my list!), it's clear that I'm missing out on a lot of joy that's actually in my life, but that I haven't made the choice to experience.

So today I'm making a commitment to myself to pause and do my very best to stay in the moment and truly enjoy the moment - each gathering, each task, even shopping.  

There's so much we can experience in the wisp of a second. There are sounds to be heard - bells, carolers and children laughing, scents of pine and spices, lights and reflections to be seen and of course, the taste of our favorite seasonal foods.

I'm going to tap into my senses to experience each moment as it occurs, and make time, however brief, even if only for a deep breath and sigh of gratitude.

During this special time of the year, I wish you a truly joyous season.

Time to cherish those you love
Real connection and authentic conversation
Moments for personal reflection

For me, food is a great connector to those I treasure.  Here are links to a few of my favorite holiday treats for you to enjoy and share with those you treasure:

Spiced Pecans

Almond Cookies

Oranges with Honey and Cinnamon

 

Wishing You a Wonderful Holiday,
Karen

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