This week I’ve gotten a whole bunch of emails from people and companies with different sentiments about the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays. They’ve all contained some sage advice, and I’ve been sharing what I’ve been reading through my blogs and newsletters as well as with friends and family. The word that I wanted to share today is timely. I do believe in a right time for everything, even if we don’t think it’s the right time. So often we’re wanting things to happen on our time but that’s simply not how it works. Time isn’t something we can control. Sure we can do everything possible to expedite things, but sometimes there’s no way to push things through quicker.
I don’t know why some things take years to develop or why some things happen way before we think we’re ready for them or everything seems to happen at once. I don’t think that’s life playing a joke on us, I think that’s just the way it works and part of how we learn and experience the life journey. Sometimes it helps if you take a step back, other times it helps to push through and not keep looking back so much. Sometimes you just have to be patient and let it do what it’s going to do.
This weekend as you gather with family and friends, consider the timing. Is this the right holiday for some forgiveness? Is this the holiday you should be taking extra time off? Is this the holiday you should be giving extra? Is this the holiday that you need to step up for family and friends? Is this the holiday that you do something for yourself? Whatever comes your way this holiday I encourage you to reflect on what’s life trying to tell you and what opportunities life is bringing you. And if life’s bringing you lots of blessings and joy make sure you share it!