My pledge for today, Christmas Eve (inspired by someone wise who reminded me of this stuff!):
Today I will not worry about the changes that are happening. Today I will not worry about the future and how things might pan out. Today I will not worry about things that I cannot control. Today I will not let life stress bring me down. The life stress will still be there after the holidays and I can deal with it then!
Instead, today I will enjoy every minute that I get to spend with the kids, starting new holiday traditions with them. Today I will go to church and thank God for the blessings that I DO have and not worry about all that I don’t have. Today I will eat yummy treats, drink yummy wine, and watch the kids open their gifts. Today I will make happy holiday memories with the kids, my parents, sister, niece and extended family. Today I will relax and enjoy the many good, positive things that are in my life. Today I will be at peace.