Christmas Joy Does Not Involve a To Do List

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Every year about this time it happens.  I can only procrastinate for so long before it dawns on me that I’m down to days, not weeks, to get all my shopping done, decorations put up, gifts wrapped, menus planned and guests invited.  Attending holiday parties and trying to close out these last few days at work before the big day only adds to the pressure and soon enough I’m in a frenzy, feeling both invigorated and impossibly exhausted at once, having been completely sucked in to the consumer vortex of Christmas time in America.

A beach walk and a pause to remember  what this season is all about helps ground me.  Celebrating the birth of Christ should be an immensely spiritual time and focusing on that helps free my soul to drop the importance of checking off my to do list and just do what He came here to do.  Love my fellow man, help out where I can and be a light to a world that so desperately needs it.

 

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18 Responses to Christmas Joy Does Not Involve a To Do List

  1. La Panzona {Pahn.So.Nuh} says:

    Well said. Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  2. Dennis says:

    Agree 100%. As one grows older he finds that material things matter less then spiritual things. Of course a viable buying public is needed too so one has to learn how to divide their time to accomplish everything by Christmas Day. Set priorities and try your best and all will be fine.
    Merry Christmas!!

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  3. It’s easy to get swept up in the holiday madness along with everyone else. I’m glad you realize that and take time away to remember what it’s really about.

    Personally, I prefer to walk to a closed store on Christmas day, sit on a bench, and appreciate the emptiness of the parking lot.

    Have a fun and safe Christmas, you and your loved ones. 🙂

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  4. Thoughtful post. Caught my eye bc I grew up in NYC and went to Rockefeller many times. =)

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  5. Tricia says:

    Reblogged this on Freedom Through Empowerment and commented:

    Thought I’d reblog myChristmas post from last year since I’m starting to get that frenzied feeling again.

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  6. archaeopteryx1 says:

    Not trying to do a

    but I had my tree up before 12/1, and my gifts wrapped and under the tree a week later.

    I’ve also picked up and wrapped 1 of 2 gifts intended for two birthdays in January. I enjoy the reason for the season that has been celebrated for thousands of years – the earth’s orbit away from the sun that brings a daily two extra minutes of daylight to this hemisphere every day for the next six months! Happy Winter Solstice!

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