Skip Christmas?

28 Nov

My last post was all the joy and giddy feelings about Christmas. It felt good to express and rejoice in those moments.

Over the last little while, I’ve been seeing a lot of friends on Facebook making threats to skip Christmas! I guess this threatens me since I sincerely want others to enjoy the season the way I do.

It seems like the two main reasons for wanting to skip Christmas are how much money it seems to suck, and how much stress it brings.

So what if those two factors were skipped and we could enjoy the beauty of the holiday and the good things that don’t suck the life out of us. 

You can read my last post about how much I love Christmas and see a lot of happiness and good feelings coming through. That is genuinely how I feel these days. But in seasons past I struggled with Christmas time. Life was so busy. Year after year I felt like I was missing Christmas. Advent would come and go, Christmas productions would come and go, family gatherings would even come and go, and I felt like I just really wanted to stay home in bed through it all. What changed in that time?

Simplicity.

An understanding that I am enough.

I don’t need to do it all or be it all.

I understand better what it means to stop

breath,

live.

Be present.

Over then next couple weeks I would like to  share a list of my thoughts to keep Christmas or any day a little more stress free and a little easier on your wallet as well as meaningful. Maybe you’ll even find this Christmas contemplative.

What do you find is the hardest thing to balance at Christmas time?

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