Simple and Still

Cannon Beach

The holiday season can get out of hand, and instead of being joyful it can become stressful. The best way to combat this is to stop doing so much. Try and keep the gift giving, social engagements, and even baking, simple. Don’t try to keep up with what your friends, family, and co-workers are doing. Don’t feed your expectations. Just keep your life simple.

Give yourself the gift of silence. Get very still and listen. When we are still everything becomes clearer. The universe speaks to us, and in the silence, we can actually hear. Make time for “You” by being still and just breathe in life.

May this holiday season and 2020 bring all of you a happy and balanced life that is fully lived without excuses or regrets.

30 thoughts on “Simple and Still

  1. Stillness it is kind lady, otherwise all I give is the shadow of myself, a husk with no truth 😀
    Merry Christmas Michele, may your celebrations be peaceful with love all around ❤️

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  2. Hi Michele. All the best to you and yours in 2020.

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  3. Val Boyko says:

    Stepping back and chilling with you Michele. Wishing you and yours peace and love 💕

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  4. True words of wisdom and guidance 🙏 🙏🙏, Michele. Merry Christmas.

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  5. The gift of silence and /or the gift of stepping back can often be the best gift we give ourselves, especially at this time of yea. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  6. Pam Lazos says:

    I am really making a concerted effort to do that this year, Michele and while I still have my moments, I’ve seemed to manage to keep everything to a rhythmic cadence and it feels so much nicer. Have a very Merry Christmas. xooxo

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  7. Merry Christmas Michele. 💕

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  8. Myth says:

    Michele you’re such a delight! Thank you for all the times you have visited my blog! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!🎀

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    • I’ve so enjoyed your poems Myth and wish I could leave you comments. Keep it up and never get discouraged. The world needs beautiful words. The world needs poetry. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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      • Myth says:

        Ah, thank you! I do think I do get discouraged when I see so many hatefilled poems. I most certainly can move past it all, but I just can’t help but wonder why? What is happening to so many people that they’re just hateful? This saddens me. I will try to leave the comment Box open from time to time. I think you know me well enough by now just reading my words that I don’t write for comments or likes. But it is nice when someone comes to read a few of my words! Thank you Michele. Thank you for always being so genuine and kind! 😀

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  9. Michelle says:

    Great words of advice. As I age I try to take the stress out of everything. Keeping simple suits me and make me happy. Wishing you a wonderful festive season filled with happy moments. XX

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  10. msw blog says:

    Thank you for sharing these words of reflection. I too have been sharing similar holiday wisdom you and your readers may enjoy these post
    https://reallifeofanmsw.com/tag/holiday-rollercoaster/

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  11. Thank you. I love your wisdom 🙂

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  12. Eliza says:

    Can’t believe I didn’t see this until now!!! How are you doing?

    Trying to practice being still. That’s one thing this year.

    Hey, how much spare time do you have?
    Coz https://wp.me/p3A92P-32L

    Have you ever read Love Warrior? Coz if you haven’t you’d like.

    Love, light, and glitter

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    • I’m doing fine Eliza, and it sounds like you are too. I went on the website about doing quiet time and that sounds great. It’s a form of meditating and I think all meditating is wonderful. I’ve never read the Love Warrior, but will have to check it out. Keep practicing being still and meditating. You will feel really good doing that. xx

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