My Christmas cactus is actually blooming on Christmas day! And the amaryllis opened this morning. And i just found a bird-of-paradise!
Since my sweetie and i no longer exchange gifts, these blooming flowers feel like gifts to me.
Not giving gifts to my loved ones has greatly decreased my holiday stress. Imagine that! After all, a gift is really a way to say "I love you." And we can do that by sitting on the sofa together, looking at the Christmas tree, and all the blooms around it.
Try it now. Here's a guided meditation, called A Flower in Your Heart.
Practice the generosity of love right now.