Regardless of what you celebrate over the next few weeks, it is so important to take some time and enjoy the spirit of what is around you.
Stop whatever you are doing right now and just be glad you are alive and living your dream, (or trying to live that dream). This time of year gets so busy with hustle and bustle, but I always stop to enjoy the beauty of the season. Whether it is a Christmas tree in an airport, a snowy runway in Korea, or a balmy afternoon in Bali, I somehow find delight in each moment. Do you?
The beauty of the world continues to amaze me and whether you travel or not, whether your life is going as planned or not, you need to keep everything in context and smile, laugh and even relish in a tear or two. I have learned that change is a part of my life. No matter how much I plan and try to control every part of my life, something always throws it in a different direction.
I always have to be ready and ‘fit’ for change and challenge. The flights that are canceled, the holiday plans that go in a different direction or the client that wants to meet with you on Christmas Eve (and there is no getting out of it)!
When you delight in this constant change and movement, your body adjusts much easier. People wonder how I can fly around the world, give a speech and fly back without missing a beat. It is my delight in life, my constant energy of movement and my ability to know there are no other choices - I made my choice when I signed up for this job. That is why I don’t have stress over the holidays; because I have come to believe nothing will remain the same and that is OK with me.
So delight in this festive time and remember to slow down and enjoy a warm cup of cocoa.