Take Time for Yourself

Take Time for Yourself

I have a mixed feelings about December. I love the community, shared rituals, seeing family and friends, and reconnecting with the legacies provided by them. I dislike the busyness, the obligation to buy “meaningful and welcome” presents, and the stress of getting “it” all done. Even though I am no longer engaged for pay, it is still daunting.

This season, I wish all the things I love to each of you. We should all be so blessed. I give you each permission to let go of the things that do not bring you joy! I’m going to try to take it for myself, and hope you will, too. December has so much to offer if we can just appreciate it.

Be safe, be well. We will get there together!


Nancy Loughrey is Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church's Board President.