The holiday season is well underway and that means…Christmas lights! Just kidding…sort of. I do love seeing Christmas lights everywhere, they just make everything so beautiful. My family will drive around for hours just looking at all the wonderul masterpieces people come up with. I love seeing the wonder and excitement come into my children’s faces when we stumble upon a new work of art.
And isn’t that what this season is about? The wonder, the magic, the excitement…all leading up to that one day. That one day that changed us all for eternity. The Real Reason to celebrate.
Despite knowing the real reason why we celebrate Christmas, so many of us go through it hurried and stress and overwhelmed. We let worry consume us as we try to keep up with the Joneses. We snap at our children when things aren’t in their perfect spot when we have company coming over. We think we need to have the perfect gift for our boss or buy one more platter for our cookie swap.
We have lost the beauty and wonder of all this season offers.
I say we all take a few minutes to go back…pretend we are children…and savor this season…give yourself grace. I have compiled tips from my friends for you that will help you do just that. Go through and read those posts that speak to your heart. Try your best to put these ideas into action this season. You don’t have to go through the next few weeks feeling like you can never measure up. I have a feeling this can be your best Christmas ever, if you just slow down and savor those small treasures.
‘Tis the Season to cut Yourself Some Slack – Get Mom Balanced
5 Simple Ways We’re Putting Christ Back in Christmas – With Giggles and Grace
How to Keep Your Sanity During the Holidays – Short Sweet Mom
Christmas Clutter and How to Fight It – Short Sweet Mom
Tips for Avoiding Holiday Drama – Baby Castan On Board
Being Present in a Season of Busyness – Sheila Jane
A Note to Those Who Are Grieving, Especially at Christmas – Always A New Day
Ideas to Help You Fight Winter Blues – Only A Season
Tips to Help You Reduce Stress During the Holidays – Only A Season