Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.” “Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
If the Grinch can figure this out...maybe there is hope for us all♥
I love to buy gifts for people. I love Christmas. I love the meaning - Jesus is the reason for the season! BUT all I seem to hear & see(as a face book status) is ..."I am so stressed, I'll never get all this Christmas shopping/baking/preparation done in time".
I have to admit I was this way once, but not anymore. I am too blessed to be stressed- really. I refuse to get bogged down. Maybe it is too late for you this year, so decide, right now - "next year will be different, next year will be better!" Decide that Christmas means more that buying & baking & cleaning. These are good things, things that need to be done, in moderation. If baking 100 dozen cookies is truly a labor of love for you then keep doing it BUT if it is not don't do it! Cut back - stop all together. Buy some really good bakery cookies♥ Think about the gifts you are buying...does ______ really need another_____. What about a donation to your local food pantry in their name? If you have other people who live in your house have them help you with the...decorating(it will be ok if it isn't perfect - this is me talking to myself), the cleaning (again see the parentheses before), etc.
Ask yourself "What does Christmas mean & what message do I want to give the people around me about Christmas?" I hope you remember it is The Celebration of the Birth of our Savior. Gifts are good...he received gifts (hmmm...only 3...there's a thought). Food is GOOD....Love & time with the people you love is really good. Be on the really good list....live in love, love each other, be blessed this Christmas - Christ is Born!