We spent a whole month prepping for the holidays. Now time to sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Take time to simply enjoy all you have, all you’ve done, and all that others have done for you. Write about what you enjoyed most of the holidays.
Time together sitting at the kitchen table can be precious. Holiday meals can be memorable and filled with old and new favorites. Today and every day we have the chance to connect over food as we sit down together to enjoy a nourishing meal.
Even if the holidays did not unfold as you hoped or prepared for, there is always the next meal to make it right. There is always the opportunity to come back to gratitude and appreciate that we have food to eat and time together to repair, laugh, pause…or one of the million other ways to connect over food.
Write about your meals today. What did you eat? Who were you with? Were they wrapped in tradition or were they new experiences? What were you grateful for?
Are you caught up in the bustle of the holidays? Are you able to step back and “just be” with your family today? Write about where you are on your expectations journey. Write about your time together, specifically looking at it through the lens of gratitude. If you’re not at your goals, write about what you could do right now to shift that.
Write about moments, outings, and experiences you had with your family this month that you really enjoyed. That could be today or a different day. Write about your experience with gratitude. Consider recapping with your children to let them know how special it was for you.
How much of this month lines up with your religious beliefs or beliefs about life? Do you talk about your beliefs with your children? Are there specific stories, songs, or traditions that reflect your beliefs that you’ve shared? Write about it. Have you made time to share them?
Today’s goal: slow down and create the time and space to share these deeper meanings with your children. Write about it.