‘Tis the season… to be peaceful! No stressing allowed!
Less shopping, less trying for perfection, less cooking, less baking – if it takes away from enjoying the holiday make things like that less important. And for sure, less worrying about what others (including children) will think. This is the season of LOVE, not stress.
More of this:
… which comes from spending time like this:
During Christmas season, everyone seems to be hurrying along. They’re hustling and bustling with personal agendas – gifts to buy, songs to learn and sing, cookies to bake, parties to go to, and church functions to attend.
In the midst of all this rushing around, it is very easy to rush right past the REAL Reason For the Season:
Often the one thing that we don’t have time for during this season is spending time reading our Bibles and telling God how much we love Him and appreciate our lives. And if we are too busy for time with God, we are too busy.
I double-dog dare you to STOP, grab a hot cocoa, tea or your favorite drink, sit still for a few minutes somewhere quiet, and – *horrors* – without your electronics. Just savor the peace of the moment. Then begin to think of all you are grateful for and tell God so.
Maybe you might keep a gratitude journal for the rest of this year and going into 2024. It’s a nice way to begin your new year!
BE GRATEFUL, ENJOY YOUR LIFE AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!