how is it that letting go
of what I wanted to make me happy
shows me the happiness I sought?
pressure to find the right gifts
(rushing, stressing… frustrating),
all for more stuff. more distractions.
fresh produce to savor,
books to read, and patience to not mind when they’re torn,
and everything else that has brought us joy this season…
It is the most wonderful time of the year, after all.