Visions of sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free plums danced in their heads. (just kidding)
Right smack in the middle of the hustle and bustle that seems to hover over this month, have you taken time out for you and your person? In between signing cards, wrapping boxes, baking treats, have you taken a few moments to bathe your master bedroom in grace & goodness?
Have you announced to the universe that your sanctuary is of value and importance?
Does your better half know without a shadow of a doubt that you hold your relationship in the highest of regard and continue to lift it up on a daily basis?
Have you taken 30 minutes to quickly deep clean, de-clutter, dust, vacuum, and gussie up your sanctuary? Are there fresh, ironed (yes, ironed) linens on your bed? Have you brought in fresh flowers or greens or even a tree? Have you brought in beautiful candles, a soft, cozy throw for the bed? Did you place that festive pillow you found in your decoration box, just so, to add a little something-something to your bed? Have you sewed new, softer than mink, white pillow covers that look like they are covered in mini snowballs?
Or has it become the catch-all? Wrapping paper leaning behind the door. Gifts secretly crammed beneath the bed. Clean laundry waiting to be folded. Does your dresser top hold odd change, one stray button, and a broken necklace? Is the room filled with stress? Do you close the door to avoid looking in there?
Or the moment you step into your private sanctuary, does it fill you with calm and beauty? Can you feel it? Does it feel like goodness? When you spy that bed, do just want to burrow in and surround yourself with fluffy coziness? Just by walking into that room, do you feel fortunate, harmony and peace?
A gentle suggestion? Take 30 minutes and create a little beauty. Our world is harsh, tricky and can be brutal. Some days it feels like more bad news than good. We all need a place that we can go to breathe and feel the solitude and safety. No electronics, no ugly noise, no demands. We all need and crave a place to restore our spirit & soul.
May you make and enjoy a small corner of peace this season.
In this together, friends.