Whilst that may look like something Frank Sinatra would sing*, it’s actually representative of a debate that often goes on in my head. You may recall in my last post, I referred in passing to the tension of ‘being versus doing’: since then, it’s been on my mind.
As we are now well and truly into the festive season, many of us have a few days off in store. Rather than asking myself ‘what will I do over Christmas?’, I’m trying to ask myself ‘who or what will I be?’
Examples that instantly spring to mind are those based on familial relationships: I want to make sure I’m being a good wife, a good daughter, a good sister and a good friend. I want to be kind, generous, gracious, aware of others and their needs and expectations. I want to be someone who enjoys herself and the opportunity to spend time with others. I want to be someone who reflects and celebrates 2010 whilst looking forward to 2011.
One thing I absolutely want to be is ‘present’. I want to be fully engaged with whomever I’m spending time and in whatever we’re doing.
How about you?
Today’s pebble is this:
Who or what do you want to be this Christmas holiday?
I am going to take a couple of weeks off from the blog over the holiday so I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year,
*first two lines of ‘Strangers in the Night’, in case you were wondering: a frequent earworm of mine.
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