Soon the bells will start
And the thing that will make them ring
Is the carol that you sing,
Right within your heart."
Well, I'm getting there...ready for Christmas that is! Every year I make a plan to be organized, simplify, and stay focused on the real meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus. I've omitted a few things that were on my Christmas "to do" list, like attempting to have a party for friends. Who has time for that or even to GO to one? I mean Christmas parties are nice but you can have a party ANYTIME, right? So why try to fit another big event into an already busy season? Oh, I know, we want everyone to see our beautiful Christmas decorations. Am I right?
I mean, we DO go to all that work of getting all those tubs of decorations out of storage and decking the halls ( ie the WHOLE HOUSE ) with boughs of holly. So we want people to see it! After all it IS BEAUTIFUL! I get it. I love the decorations also and want others to see the loveliness.
So this year as I have done in seasons past, I am slowing down some of the activities to take time to appreciate the Reason For The Season.
I am taking time to sit down once a day with a cup of tea, coffee, or cocoa, Christmas Tree lit, and read a Christmas devotional.
I'll just sit, relax, and enjoy the Season, and the Reason.