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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Magic


It's just me, I've escaped the embrace of round the clock Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel..just barely to sit down and write this today.   I don't know what it is, but I'm captivated by these sappy sentimental shows. I only really watch them when I'm ready for bed which is a big mistake because for the last 3 nights I've stayed up until 2:30 in the morning, falling asleep with tear stained cheeks. It's the belief that Christmas Magic can happen to us all and a happy ending is just around the corner. The dog comes home. The sick are cured. The long lost love is found. The wrong persons turn out to be the right.  Santa knows just what to bring to the right house. It's all possible. If you believe.
Josh has been teasing me about watching these movies and tells me I need to stop. I told him that there is Christmas magic out there and I just wanted to feel it. And if you didn't feel it or find it, you needed to make it happen for someone else.  

So we did just that today...made some Christmas magic happen for a couple people other than ourselves this morning. It's not important who or what, or even why we chose what we did.  It's easy to get caught up in our every day happenings and forget there are many others out there that just need to hear a thank you, or I'm a thinking of you...or to let them know you matter, or it will be okay. Give someone else hope and you get it back many times over in return.
After our little magic making was over we began our drive to Myrtle Beach to celebrate Christmas with some friends.  It's the first time we've been away EVER for the holidays.  I am having a hard time letting go of the traditions that I've been at the helms at for so many years. Maybe that's why I've been a little lost this year.  It's hard letting go and moving on to something else, isn't it?   I'm realizing though there is a lot of letting go to come in the next few years, especially as the boys get older.  I'm not going to rush it, but it's on the back of my mind that things are changing rapidly and time is moving so swiftly.
And maybe it's just the winter time that causes one to retreat and reflect in a quiet 'drifterly' way.  Those reflections I feel are pointing me into some new directions so I can slow down and do more of the right things and less of the things that take up too much time with so little return. The one thing we can never get back is time and I don't want to wake up one day and realize, I've worked 5 months straight and missed so many things that I 've could of enjoyed had I only stopped.
Perhaps during the next few months of quiet winter, "The Calling" will become even more clear on how to make it all work so the quick sand of time doesn't get by me any more than it has.
I want to feel the Christmas magic all year.

I don't want to miss out on opportunities that make life worth living.

It's okay to slow down.  To have more impact on what I decide to do, and be okay with letting go with that which no longer serves the purpose it once had.


 
After all, shouldn't every season be the season to surrounded by the ones you love making magical moments whenever you can?


 So as you spend the next couple of weeks around your loved ones, family, friends....take time to reflect what it is that you can do to make more impact, and magic everyday over this next year and beyond.  No more running in place, stay grounded but move forward in the right directions.


May you and your family have a magical Christmas in big and small ways, and share in good health and prosperity for the New Year to come.


 Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a safe and sound good night.

Jodi Ohl


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2 comments :

Glenda Hoagland said...

Jodi, I watch the Hallmark movies also. They are so wonderful.

Molly Freibott said...

Such a beautiful post- such wonderful art. So glad that you had a wonderful Christmas time! I have lots of Teen age Boys- so Hallmark Channel is frowned upon...but we do watch Sappy B-movies with Holiday themes:) I think that is as close as I'll get:) Merry Christmas and love in the New Year!