This year my holiday mantra will be COMPASSION. I try to practice it every single day, but that doesn’t mean that it ever becomes easier. Not at least towards other people…animals are so easy to empathize with. But it is just as important to have compassion for and be opened minded towards our human brothers and sisters.
The holidays are the time of year that test my compassion the most. Sure, in dream land this time of year is all about cheery songs, cozy sweaters, and happy families. In reality though, I’m arguing politics with my mom, stressed out because of frenzied NYC crowds, and saddened by the shorter colder days. However, this year, more than ever Ever EVER, compassion must be my guiding light. I’m constantly reminding myself to love and to be opened minded…
I’m even, sort of, looking forward to trying my best to maintain love, compassion, and an open mind this holiday season. It ain’t easy, but it is 100% worth the effort. Love is the answer.
Now let’s talk about this fabulous holiday white bean and butternut squash casserole with rosemary Wasa crumble.