As the season's hustle and bustle begins to gather steam and you start to feel like your being pulled along in the tide race. Remember to take a moment for yourself to regain your equilibrium. The following is from Norma Vincent Peale. May you find encouragement for taking a quiet moment.
We're swept along in the merry, shining stream of glad activities that is Christmas, and we enjoy it. HOwever, we should also seek the pool of quietness where the deep and abiding peace of the season rests. Your "pool" may be a quiet corner of your home, a pew in an empty church, an outdoor stroll, a quick prayer, or the deliberate recalling of your most peaceful moments.
Rest there in tension-free stillness. You'll return to the festivities with new physical and mental vitality plus a deep, abiding sense of peace and gratitude. The most practical psychology is often the most spiritual, too, so try the pool of quietness frequently. Remember, the joy of Christmas began in the midnight stillness of a stable.
Norman Vincent Peale