This article was posted by CrystalWind.ca

A+ A A-

Turning Disappointment Into Delight

Turning Disappointment Into Delight

Disappointment seems to be on the menu this year as we alter our holiday plans to address the rise in Covid cases in our area. Since Michael and I experienced first-hand the impact of the virus on family members who were hospitalized, we’re curbing our exposure to crowds to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

While it’s frustrating to still be limited in how we’re able to move about the world, I’m grateful for the chance to strengthen my ability to come back to this moment and simply deal with the events unfolding before me. Acceptance and presence are the keys to peace of mind.

This holiday season, I’m more focused on the simple things that make life rich and meaningful regardless of what we can and cannot do. And last week’s emails were certainly an inspiration in this regard. I received many beautiful examples from all over the world of what you love about this time of year – a reminder that it doesn’t take much to make the season bright.

Here’s some of what readers say they love…

  • The Hallmark channel and all the other Christmas shows.
  • The smell of wood-burning stoves at night.
  • Pets with holiday collars.
  • Taking out heirloom ornaments.
  • Singing and dancing to Christmas carols while cooking in the kitchen.
  • Creating funny gift tags for my family’s Christmas gifts so they have to figure out who they belong to.
  • Walking on crackling frozen grass.
  • All the little trails and prints in the snow from birds, squirrels, rabbits.
  • Finding a fun and/or meaningful gift for someone.
  • Stargazing on a clear winter night. 
  • The way the birds come to the window as if to say, “Hey, you need to refill the sunflower seeds in the bird feeder.”

From a reader who lives down under:

  • I love warm winds, the smell of Gardenias, and swims in the ocean. (Sounds like holiday heaven!)

And one brave soul who loves…

  • The satisfaction of managing my 15-mile commute to work on my bicycle although it is cold, dark, often wet, and really hard. (Impressive!)

And this sweet message that made me smile:

  • I love the sound of the grand littles coming in from walking through the field with their cheeks all rosy wanting cookies and hot chocolate.

Finally, Sharon wrote to say that she loved…

  • Delighting family members with unexpected surprises. This year I gifted my Godson/nephew one of my grandfather’s beloved paintings.

I love this idea. Sharon, you’ve inspired me to gift some of my own beloved items to loved ones this year, too.

So, here we are. Another chance to strengthen our ability to deal with the only thing we have control over in life: What lies before us.

I say, let’s use disappointment as a catalyst for delight. Let’s appreciate the little things, which, in the end, really are the big things after all.

Love,
Cheryl

Photo by Giulia Bertelli on Unsplash

Credit

Source Here
For the last twenty-five years I’ve dedicated my life to the practice of self-care because it’s good for people and it’s good for the planet. From personal experience, as well as coaching a diverse group of clients, I’ve come to understand that when we care deeply for ourselves, we naturally begin to care for others – our families, our friends, the environment, and the whole world – in a healthier and more effective way.

Please email: . © Copyright 2020. Cheryl Richardson, P.O. Box 13, Newburyport, MA 01950. 

© 2021 crystalwind.ca. All rights reserved.

Pin It

CrystalWind.ca is free to access and use.
Please support us with a small gift of $11.11 or $22.22 or $33.33. 

or
Please buy us a coffee!
Thank you!
ॐ Namasté - Blessings!
"Life is an echo, what you send out comes back."
© 2008-2022 crystalwind.ca. All rights reserved.

Featured Writers

Featured This Month

Page:

Chrysoprase

Chrysoprase

The Courage Stone The Greeks named this stone “golden bloom” due to the golde... Read more

Abalone Shell

Abalone Shell

Echos Of The Ancestors Abalone strengthens the structure of the body and th... Read more

Cancer

Cancer

CANCER Jun 21 - Jul 22 Spirit: To win wealth and honors Ego: Family orien... Read more

The Holly Tree: July 8th - August 4th

The Holly Tree: July 8th - August 4th

The Fire Festival Of Lammas Celtic Symbol : The Unicorn And The Flaming Spe... Read more

Strong Sun Moon

Strong Sun Moon

Flicker – Carnelian Agate – Wild Rose – Pink June 21 – July 22 The Strong ... Read more

Lughnasadh Meditation

Lughnasadh Meditation

The Seventh Sabbat of the Wheel is Lughnasadh. Lughnasadh is celebrated on A... Read more

Lammas by The Hedgewitch

Lammas by The Hedgewitch

Although in the heat of a Mid-western summer it might be difficult to discer... Read more

Lammas

Lammas

Lammas Ritual Celebrated August 1st. Lammas is also known as Lughnasadh, La... Read more

Lughnasadh (Lammas) - The Celtic Harvest Fes…

Lughnasadh (Lammas) - The Celtic Harvest Festival

The Celtic harvest festival on August 1st takes its name from the Irish god ... Read more

Lugh - Celtic God Of The Sun

Lugh - Celtic God Of The Sun

The god Lugh was worshiped in Ireland as a deity of the sun. This connection... Read more

Birth Totem - Woodpecker

Birth Totem - Woodpecker

Birth Totem Woodpecker Birth dates: June 21 - July 21 Birth Totem is: Wood... Read more

Sun in Cancer

Sun in Cancer

An Overview of Sun Sign Characteristics for Cancer The name derives from La... Read more

Selenite

Selenite

“Stone of The Lightbody” Selenite crystals are high vibration stones&n... Read more

Moonstone

Moonstone

Moonstone is one of the best stones for bringing emotional calm and stabilit... Read more

Cancer Mythology

Cancer Mythology

The Hidden Myth Behind the Zodiac Sign Had the Scriptures of Delphi never b... Read more

© 2008-2022 CrystalWind.ca. Site Creation by CreativeInceptions.com.
Web Hosting by Knownhost.com

X

Right Click

No right click