Monday, December 21, 2015

Little Tree

I decorated sparingly for Christmas, with a small, "Blue Christmas Tree"
 perched in the corner of my living room. 
But I did put out my snow globes and Christmas cards and Nativity. 

With working full-time and trying to do it all, I have come to the realization
that I can't do it all, so I must choose and prioritize.
 I choose to do things that bring me joy
during the Christmas season
Last week I had free tickets to take my two granddaughters to see
"The Nutcracker." It's not something that we do every year. This past Sunday I helped bake cookies and make food gifts with my daughter at her house. The girls watched Christmas movies and nibbled on the goodies and kept their pajamas on all day. The girls
decorated their Gingerbread House and wanted to eat it as soon as it was set!
It was a lot of fun!
Today I helped deliver a few food baskets to needy families. 
To me, this is what Christmas is about.

However, I haven't been completely lazy, mailing out my Christmas cards on time and having wrapped most of my presents by now.

2 comments:

GretchenJoanna said...

It's very important to keep your sanity! It sounds like you have done plenty, if not "all." You are already enjoying the blessings of the season, but let me wish you ALL the joys of the season, continuing throughout the Twelve Days and into 2016. Merry Christmas!

Janet, said...

Sounds like you have had a wonderful Christmas season thus far. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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