A normally grounded friend was explaining to me last week how the holidays have left her so frazzled. I was saying how for once in my life I don't feel totally over-committed and stressed; I'm actually enjoying the holiday season. Of course she asked what my secret is, and as a dear friend I disclosed, I have given up on a clean house!
Now, I'm not admitting that my house is a filthy disaster, I'm just saying that I've recently realized that at the end of the day it doesn't matter if my kitchen sink has been scrubbed, but it does matter if I read to my kids, played with them, taught them something, prepared a healthy dinner and enjoyed it all together.
This brings me to realize that I actually accomplished this year's resolution! I have slowed down, committed to less and focused my energy on what matters to me!