All Is . . .What?

It’s December 24th. There is a fever pitch of last-second shopping, traffic, forced cheer, disappointment, anger, and frustration. I know, I went to pick up my repaired suitcase and ran into it all.

I have a suggestion: if it’s not purchased, let it go.

551475_10153034578247223_8930016540212016415_nIf it’s not decorated, leave it the way it is.

If it’s not wrapped, and you still have wrapping paper, you can make a gift bag from wrapping paper. Otherwise, leave it unwrapped.

If it’s not a perfect dinner, eat what tastes good to you today.

Haven’t sent your cards? Me, neither. Send ’em later or not at all. Or send ecards. Or write a letter in the next few days to people you really care about.

Screen Shot 2014-12-23 at 9.19.46 PMThe important thing is–striving and stress will not bring about the magic of any holiday. Lower your standards. Have some tea. Eat a cookie. Breathe.

Screen Shot 2014-12-23 at 9.20.52 PMEnjoy the art of Toshio Ebine, some of which are shown here. Breathe. You are alive. You’ll never get today back. Stop ruining it with “less than” comparisons. Enjoy who you are and what you have. It is enough. You are enough.

Quinn McDonald will leave the mantel the way it is–no pine boughs. Because it’s fine the way it is.

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13 thoughts on “All Is . . .What?

  1. Reading this late Xmas nite….Xmas eve I got to the point of…it’s enough,done what I can and made as much effort with time and resources had….everything else will have to wait…you so right,it was enough and it was all loverly….sometimes you gotta push the extra mile but you also gotta know when to sit down!….and just enjoy it! My new local community has been a wonderful gift…i have never known such kindness and for that I am truly grateful. Happy Christmas dearest Quinn and family of followers….you shiny star you.x

  2. You’re are right, we are enough just as we are and another gizmo, thingummyjig or doofer is not going to change anything so . . . enjoy who you are and what you have right now, this moment, because it’s the all you have!

    Better to share your bounty in a Random Act of Kindness . . . yesterday in the supermarket I left behind one amazed woman as I paid for her groceries with the instruction to pay it forward sometime with another RAK.

    Happy holidays all. X

  3. I couldn’t agree more and am headed upstairs now to create some cards! The art of Toshio Ebine featured here is really lovely and calming. Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me.

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