We're marching toward the end of the year and I know you're busy. Your list is long, time is short and possibly your feet hurt from party shoes.
Amongst all the busy Christmas stuff, in December I always get a visit from the 'Shoulda Woulda Coulda' sisters. I look back over my year and judge what happened.
2016 is nearly done. I worked hard, but not everything happens according to plan.
Sometimes December makes me feel like this:
The end of the year makes me want to fix things for myself, or even harder, for the people I love. I want to solve every problem. Force something to change. Make things right for everyone in the new year.
I was chatting with my wise friend Claire, the life coach and writer (& excellent cleaner-upper), and she told me to remember this:
Claire knows the secret of a good December. We're going to be around a lot of family. We're going to be thinking about how things went for us in 2016. We're going to want some things to change.
So what's the secret?
- Change what we can.
- Let go of the rest.
- Understand that each one of us is on our own journey.
We're only ever riding alongside other people. Even if we want to, we can't peddle their bikes.