"Go look for your blankie"
“Think what a better world it would be if we all – the whole world – had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap.” ~ Robert Fulghum
Nothing can send Joy packing faster than being overtired. Which means it might just as easily be restored if we were to take some rest, a nap, or just sit down with our feet up for a few minutes. Especially on a busy day.
Ha, you say, who's got time in these busy last days before Christmas? But, then there's this question, who's got time to be sick when our bodies finally fold 'er in and say that's all for now, folks. The Christmas cards can wait -- send New Year's greetings if you must. The downstairs bathroom can wait too. Tidy up, not spring clean. Buy the cookies if you still need baking.Wind it up. Call it done for today.
Pour yourself a steaming cup of comfort tea and begin to cull your to-do lists to the absolute minimum. Make the intention to include some rest in the coming days. With this refreshment, joy will return.