A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about the Messages of Light cards from Mario Duguay. We pass these cards out occasionally at the beginning of my yoga-teacher training classes as a grounding exercise and I look forward to them the way a kid looks forward to the treat in a Cracker Jack box. Apparently, a person that asks for guidance will select the card that speaks to them, and the card I got last week definitely spoke to me!

When I read the card aloud to the rest of my yoga class, everyone was nodding their heads and loving the message it conveyed. So, I had to share the message, because it is just so fitting during this hectic holiday season.

Attain Serenity

I no longer let myself be swept into the turmoil of my mind and emotions.

From now on I let go of all stress, tension, and worry so I may attain harmony and serenity.

I will do one thing at a time and savor each moment.

I am guilty of being a multitasker, of taking on too much, and stressing about things out of my control. But thanks to Mario’s super cool cards, I now have a new mantra: “I will do one thing at a time and savor each moment.” Come on, say it with me: “During this busy holiday season, I will do one thing at a time and savor each and every moment.”

I’m using this as my mantra for the next 30 days and I’m going to do my best to be fully present in all of my actions, letting go of the crazy holiday stress and focusing on the beauty of the season.

I really feel like we get pushed too hard into the holiday season. In fact, I feel a little robbed of the Thanksgiving season by all the press and hype over Black Friday. In protest, I’m going to refuse to do any holiday activities until I have fully savored all of the leftovers and given proper thanks and gratitude for all the wonderful things in my life.

Image: Billy Alexander