Christmas thoughts

A complicated time of year.   I went into a store yesterday and became very, very, present.  I made my way slowly, patiently and carefully through a crowded parking lot and a crowded store.  I watched as people often mindlessly rushed through, if you weren’t watching where they were going, they were going to run into you.  And then there were those that were not mindless but intentionally “I will mow you down to get through this store.”

I saw a quote today on Judith Hanson Lasater’s Facebook Page “No one has to change for you to be happy.

What I saw was a lot of people.  A lot of different people.  There for different reasons.  Some a little more miserable than others.  But a lot of people similar to me, politely making their way through a very busy store.  When there’s more of us around, we can see bad behavior.  But we can also see our inner light.  The ones saying “excuse me” or smiling or allowing people to cut ahead in line when they have fewer items.  It’s been my experience that whenever I feel like that I’m not going to get what I want or what I think I deserve, or be cheated out of something that I act exactly like that and it pervades my consciousness and therefore the interactions in my life. 

Yesterday, my heart opened a little wider.  Maybe someday, we’ll all get what we think we need.  Or realize we have exactly what we need right now.

Peace & Blessings to you all.