As I sit at the end of a challenging day, I ponder the stress of December, and wonder what I can do to ease my struggle. December is a lovely month, though a busy one, and sometimes my body isn’t cooperative. Neither are circumstances. Sometimes I think things are settled and controlled. Then life swerves a bit and I recall the impermanence of it all. And there, in that last sentence, lies the beauty and truth of it all. The impermanence.
We do our best to convince ourselves that we can set a course, grab moments, keep things still. When things go awry, we struggle with the lack of seeming control. It’s my expectations that get me down. My tendency to see things as fixed and forever.
Impermanence means the struggle isn’t set in stone. That frees me up for resting in the knowledge that I’ll get another chance tomorrow. And I’m lucky for each new day, every new opportunity, every precious fluctuating human emotion.
I sat down tonight to write on the prompt “bright”. I’m not sure I did that, but I did slap a photo at the top, of a few of our holiday treasures. Enjoy. And may tomorrow be bright.
*Welcome to December! I’ll be writing daily this month, using Write Alm’s prompts, located here-http://writealm.com/december-prompt-a-day/