paper white bulb in an ironstone mug
Are you caught up in the hustle and bustle
of the Christmas season yet?
on the china cabinet
Are you feeling overwhelmed?
greenery and twigs and silver balls in an old enamel pot on the front deck
Have you shopped, wrapped, written cards,
decked the halls?
Christmas tree in the living room
As you can see, I've decked the halls, and shelves,
and tables, and kitchen and even outdoors.
But I haven't baked or done cards or finished shopping
or started wrapping.
And I am feeling overwhelmed.
part of my Putz house village on the bookshelf
It's December and there are only so many days left to get
some of these things done.
Why do I do this every year??
manger scene on the oak commode
When I was at the grocery store the other day I was tired and
wanted to get my shopping done and get home.
I was in a rush and feeling overwhelmed with all the things
to do. The food and home decor begging me to buy, buy, buy.
I heard a voice saying "Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas everyone". I looked up at a woman and a mentally handicapped
young man walking toward me. He had a big smile on his face
as he met everyone coming his way and he was wishing each one
I smiled back and said "Merry Christmas"!
That was the 'spirit' of Christmas reminding me not to rush,
not to worry, not to be overwhelmed.
It was reminding me to relax and enjoy the moments leading up
to the celebration of the birth of our Saviour.
That is what Christmas is all about.
Let's not lose ourselves in the busyness of the season.
Have a blessed season of Christmas.
Tomorrow I'll share a country Christmas Tree lighting.
candles in the window of the old school house