....saw this funny pic this morning - isn't that just like US sometimes during the Christmas season? ....speeding along. Lol! so many parties, recitals, programs, award events....and don't let me get started on the out of town drives to sports events....although I AM proud of our local schools competing in conference games! hee-hee. But it all adds up...
This year as I sat down to fill in our family calendar, I purposed in my heart to say "yes" to only those choices that are near & dear to the hearts of my children & husband...and I let everything else GO!
Can I just say - BOOYAH?!!!
because, I have been able to truly savor every moment of this month and here we are on the 11th day.
I have embraced these images LOTS during December, and they have enabled me to have peace and joy!
waking up to peace, taking time for ME...
fitness first! yeppers...
Christmas = Others and showing them Love
Giving Back....reaching out unconditionally
And you've gotta keep the humor coming!! ...it's all about perspective, right?
But the Magic? well...that would be His Spirit which must accompany all of us every day. HE is the secret ingredient in a well savored December.
I am still indulging in lots of Christmas traditions such as: baking goodies, decorating the inside and outside of our home, caroling and wrapping gifts to hide for Christmas day etc, but our family also remains open to NEW traditions which is like a different sort of glue that connects us. I practice listening to my children's creative ideas, and sometimes swap them for old traditions. It keeps us close and happy.
I am glad I have said "no" to countless musical opportunities to perform for clubs, churches or out of town gigs - in times past, it has kept me running like a half-crazed mom/musician, and has robbed me of how lovely, quiet and restful this time of year CAN be. So GLAD I made my decision to say, No.
What are YOU doing to savor the Christmas season?