Be free-floating, allowing the situation to surround you, and be in it. Take in the full surroundings, including the temperature of the water.
This may bring incredible clarity, presence and focus. This is what is means to be a jellyfish.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Music Monday! 12 Days of Christmas

Hoping to get in to the Christmas Spirit, but finding it difficult this year, I tried to listen to that radio station that plays only Christmas music from Thanksgiving to Christmas. (they started before Thanksgiving this year! UGH!)

I made it through one song. 

I start getting into Christmas, then get overwhelmed, sidetracked, stresses, confused.  

Kind of like this song!

Finding gifts for teens, and hubby, is a bigger challenge this year with our tight budget, and no one really wanting or needing anything. 

What do you give then? Still searching for answers to that. 

And then the in-laws will be here too. They really don't need anything, they are now living in an RV (no room for anything), and will probably get mad at us for spending our money on them - you know how parents are.

So my 12 days of Christmas are feeling a lot like the muddled, all over the place, 12 Days from Straight No Chaser.

Maybe getting the tree will help me focus, or at least putting out some decorations. That is now on the to-do list this week. Then maybe finish the gifts.

What is on your holiday To-Do List this week? Are you as unfocused as me?


  1. I'm familiar with the problem of buying gifts for people who don't need or want anything. Hubby and I decided to skip the gifting part of Christmas and just cook a delicious dinner together instead. The rest of the fam will get handmade, small gifts like felt coasters, scented sachets etc. There's no fun in Christmas when searching for gifts becomes too stressful.

  2. that sounds so nice, Brigita! enjoy! your crazy Christmases will soon be here, right?

  3. Christmas can be a difficult time of year. Luckily my family decided years ago to stop exchanging gifts and focus on spending time together instead. Maybe for the kids you could try gift cards to their favorite restaurant or the movies? Then they will think of you when spending them. :)


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