Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Peace

I've found peace and quiet sitting in a dark room gazing into the lights of my Christmas tree while holiday songs play quietly in the background and while sitting around a table surrounded by family and friends, the sort of peace that settles into my heart causing me to sigh contentedly knowing I have everything I need and so much more.

I've felt inner peace as I've thought about some of the decisions I've made this past year, knowing that while not everyone approved, they were the decisions that were the absolute best for me at that moment in time.

I've made peace with some situations that are beyond my control, knowing that letting go while still putting one foot in front of the other is a victory in its own way, it brings a serenity that heals my broken spirit in numerous ways making me feel whole again.

I am at peace with myself when I realize its perfectly ok that I didn't accomplish everything I've set out to do, that sometimes life gets in the way and happens faster than any one of us can even realize.




Peace is my wish for you this holiday season. "May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!" ~Author Unknown

18 comments:

Katie said...

Sitting in the dark looking at lights always brings me peace too. There's something so hopeful about Christmas lights.

I'm glad you've found peace.

Princess Pointful said...

Those kind of revelations are the moments you will always come back to.
Merry Christmas!

SoMi's Nilsa said...

What a lovely post. This really is the essence of the holidays, Mandy. Thank you!

Kyla Roma said...

I wish you had this kind of peace all the time, but I'm so glad that you found it just in the nick of time!

Kay* said...

peace. what a wonderful gift to give YOURSELF :)

merry christmas to you lady!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

i'm glad you found your peace, love.

and i hope it continues through the next year.

merry christmas my friend, xoxo

Erin said...

This is so lovely. I'm glad you found some peace.

I'm searching everywhere for mine.

walkingonsunshine18 said...

What an amazing post! HAve a wonderful Christmas xo

gemdot said...

i adore that photo!! merry christmas!!

Frank said...

*applause*

A perfect segue into the year of you.

amanda said...

i like peace...so thanks for the gift, mandy!

you're such a peaceful writer. you always make me feel at ease. thanks for that.

jnyfritz said...

I am so very happy for you! here is to a peaceful 2010!!

icedjasminetea said...

That's lovely.

Hope you enjoyed your Christmas with loved ones.

Swishy said...

Peace is the very, very best feeling in the world, I think. I am so glad that you are feeling some! Hope you had a great Christmas!

nory said...

What a wonderful wish for all your friends, family and yourself. Peace can easily elude us but is definitely something that we could all use more often. hope you had a lovely holiday =)

Bayjb said...

Aww god this post made me tear up because I need to follow your lead and find peace with not accomplishing everything I want to in a year. You're such a good role model of that. Hope you had a great holiday. XOXOXO.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Lovely post - as I've said in recent comments, I have been searching for a sense of peace. I definitely felt it when I was home. It was just nice to have some time away from the hustle & bustle of my life here & just enjoy time with family. Totally reminded me of what is most important in life!!

LiLu said...

I'll take some, thanks! ;-)