The tree is decorated, the lights are up, the presents are slowly being purchased. But still, there's an underlying feeling of being rushed, of stress. I am trying to nip it!! So here's some reminders, even if they're just for me! ;)
~I'm reminding myself that all celebrations take great preparation. There's nothing wrong with preparation taking my TIME. It's an offering of love on my part.
~I'm reminding myself that it's not all about ME. (I actually need that reminder often...throughout the year...not just at Christmastime!)
~I'm reminding myself that usually every morning for the whole week after Christmas me and my coffee cup have a date in front of the Christmas tree, breathing and reading the Bible and soaking in the memories of another great Christmas spent with my husband and kids.
~I'm reminding myself to take a few moments every day to come apart and be alone and pray to God. A few deep cleansing breaths never hurt either!
~I'm reminding myself to focus on doing the *next thing* rather than letting myself think of all that needs to be done over the next couple of weeks in one lump. Inch by inch, it's a cinch...
~I'm reminding myself to be thankful and count my blessings. :)
~I'm reminding myself to lighten up that everything that needs to be done is fun if I keep the right attitude.