We took the nicest walk today in our favorite city park. Even though the morning was beautiful, the park was nearly deserted - just how I like it. Bea frolicked along. Sometimes asking me to "hold" her and sometimes squirming down my side and demanding "down". Today was one of those days in which either choice felt completely fine to me.
We climbed up and down the inclines.
Sometimes the holiday season reminds me of a wind up toy. After a full wind up, all one can do with this toy is release it and watch it do its thing. I'm trying to avoid this scenario in my own life. Instead of spiraling out of control, I'm searching with real effort and discipline to make this holiday season one which is calm, and reflective, and filled with gratitude and love for the simple and the important moments in my life.
And so, I might pop in less often as the balancing act becomes even more precarious than usual.