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.
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.
Enjoy 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.