It takes practice to be this person. It takes making time for myself to rest, time for laughter and play. It takes attention to my diet, my bedtime and my choices of entertainment. It takes staying awake to how I feel moment to moment, or the emotions take over and spill onto others with criticism and gossip.
This Christmas, I will try to play, not work. I will try to engage with a kind heart for myself and those around me. And when I can't, I will get on my mat and choose a practice to ground me in myself again.... and again. It is a practice, not an outcome.