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December 22, 2015

A Little Holiday Message from Keanu Reeves.

***Disclaimer: This post was initiated by an unofficial Facebook fan page, and therefore it is not reliably known whether Keanu Reeves himself said this. However, the message for a mindful holidays remains increasingly needed.***

Keanu Reeves

Reeves has the right idea.

His message is simple and human. Stop worrying about gifts and stress and work and obligations. Those things are never going to go away, but you know what will? Now. 

Things like the cooking smells while Mom’s making her famous curry, your son’s still-small face when he’s staring intently outside to see the northern lights, the sound of the furnace kicking in, reminding you how grateful you are to have a warm home—all of these moments are what make us content and happy.

Not rushing, not buying, not stressing—in trying to make the holidays “perfect” we’re ignoring how perfect things are right this very second. 

If we have to deal with the usual stresses of day-to-day life anyway, and even more during the holidays, we’ll be much happier when we take the time to enjoy whatever’s in front of us right now.

 

 

Relephant read:

20 Ways to Connect to the Present Moment.

Bonus:

Image: Courtesy of Imgur

 

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NS Dec 25, 2015 5:59pm

Making someone feel guilty for being depressed is an absolutely terrible piece of advice. Do not believe that it is your fault you are feeling like you do. If Keanu Reeves said this ( and I doubt it) he has also been given some terrible information.

umasimon Dec 24, 2015 7:28am

If it is the real thing,he doesn't look very happy and it's hard to beieve he is sending a message of love and concern. I't s actually kind of a scary picture.

Sarah Brannick Dec 24, 2015 1:12am

Easy to say if you’re Keanu but if you’ve got bills to pay and a crappy job you hate, it’s how you get through it. The grind. It’s a bitch and it does take the life out of you. Don’t judge til you walk a mile or take three busses or are responsible for the finances of a family. It’s hard. Really hard.

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