With the year-end holiday season come introspection and reflection. It’s the time to unwind and remind ourselves to give thanks and express gratitude.

This year has been unusual. Hard to find good when we lost loved ones and dear friends. Hard to find justice with racism and gun violence continuously rearing its ugly head. Hard to find leadership when those entrusted to preserve, protect and defend, pervert the truth and desecrate faith.  In times like these it’s easy to give up and wish about fast-forwarding time to erase the current and move to greener pastures.  OK fast-forward time and then what?  

We’ll get the vaccine. January 20th will come on January 20th.  But time?  We have a say over our time. It’s what we make of it. It’s ours to use or waste, and the ultimate decision-maker is ourselves.

  • Look at yourself in the mirror and smile!
  • Appreciate you, your interests and what you like
  • Follow your curiosity, ability to think and learn
  • Reach out to friends and family members

There’s a lot we lost this year, but the “me, mine, us, and ours,” is yours. Always.

Let’s enjoy the now, before it goes, because it will.  Though we may not have much say over things that go haywire, our time is ours to do as we wish.  Let’s be grateful for our time and make the most of it.  Afterall haven’t we given away enough?

Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season and much Peace and Zen in the New Year.