a year of more joy, more gratitude, more careful thought.
a celebration of gladness, not a glorification of busy.
a time of giving, not comparing. of enjoying, not worrying.
This Christmas, I will take each moment as it comes and wrap it in my own holiday spirit.
I will seek out beauty in simple things and choose time with loved ones over most anything else.
All this will lead me to a holiday season of nothing short of true sparkle.
– Shimelle (Christmas Manifesto 2013)
This. Exactly, word for word, this. I am going to print this out (and credit the BRILLIANT author) and this is page #1 in my December album. I have been trying to think of how to open my book project and this really just resonated with me.
and if you’re wondering – yep. still here. resting. waiting my turn for surgery (which may be a few weeks – how fun…)