Christmas is my very favorite time of year, but I have to say that with Thanksgiving being so close to the end of the month, Christmas snuck up on me. Snuck. LOL! Say it. Snuck. Okay sorry, it's been one of those weeks.
Anyhoo I always have high expectations about Christmas and what I want to accomplish, but this year I'm learning to let some things go. I need to bring my focus back to what it's all about and not get caught up in the "traditions" that really won't have much of an impact when it's all said and done.
For instance my advent calendar. I made this really cool advent calendar a couple years ago. I would put a fun activity on it for the kids to look forward to each day. But this year it's just not going to happen. And you know what? The kids haven't even mentioned it.
Homemade gifts. Nope. Not gonna happen. Gifts are coming from the store. All of them. Every single one. Yup.
Loosing weight. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Oh me. Yeah, that one is pretty self explanatory.
But you know what? I'm okay with it. I wasn't at first and I admit it was stealing my joy, but I'm good.
How about you? Do you need to let some things go? Don't be afraid to. It might just be the difference between a Bah Humbug or a Silent Night.
Have a most excellent night my friends.
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."