Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Here we go Fa la la la la....

Today is the last day of November. That means for this elf tomorrow official starts the Christmas season. I already have about half of my gifts purchased, lights up outside, and a few decorations up inside but tomorrow it is official. I am praying that my heart will stay in November's thankfulness. That I can truly enjoy the reason for the season and not be burdened by expectations that are heaped upon me either by other or myself. I will treasure the wonder of the gift that was given so long ago. I will choose wisely and carefully what I will commit to, partake of, and work towards. I will let my "yes" be for things that matter to me and my family. "Yes" to baking favorite treats.  “No to baking plates full of complicated creations. "Yes" to leisure shopping trips. “No” to stressful Power Shopping and conquering the mall.  “Yes” to thoughtful gifts.  “No” to trinkets that we do not need.  "Yes” to watching Christmas themed services that provoke worship.  "No" to obligations that bring stress and needless busyness.  "Yes" to smiling more and "no" to grumbling.
Let’s do this!


Anonymous said...

I'm in! Great post Jill!!
Love, Coral

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Me too, Jill! Hoping my heart remains thankful and I don't get caught up in the busy-ness.