Saturday, December 19, 2009

Take a deep breath

This is the time of year where we are all running around, trying to keep up with what is coming next. It never fails that we forget a gift for someone, our cookies are ugly like mine were at our Cookie Party, or the fancy meal we planned is served cold. IT IS OKAY. No one is perfect. Let me repeat: no one is perfect. That great looking woman with the pretty blonde hair and the tan and the fantastic figure has burned cookies or yelled at her husband or not even started her Christmas shopping yet. This is a busy time of year for everyone. Simplify first. If Christmas cards overwhelm you, wait until January (though Mama Henley will be sad because I LOVE Christmas cards). If you just can't make one more dish for a party, go to Costco, buy the salmon, and throw that baby on a pretty platter with some greenery. My mama says parsley goes a long way! Whatever you do, don't let your friend's amazing craft for the 20 first graders get in the way of your ability to enjoy the season. We all have gifts. Some of us can decorate like Pink, Green, and Southern. Others have the gift of their time. They can't make a craft worth a hoot but they can sing or read stories with the best of them. Still others are able to bless teachers and schools financially with nice Christmas gifts. Then there are some who have the gift of reminding all of us what this time is really about: the birth of Jesus Christ. Enjoy this special time of year where families come together to celebrate Jesus' birthday and the blessing of family. Take a deep breath and walk out of the room if someone says a comment that offends you. Celebrate your health, your LIFE, your family, and our Lord. Don't sweat the small stuff, my sweet friends! Now read this again to remind yourself that you are FABULOUS! MERRY MERRY!

6 comments:

bevysblog said...

Love your post... You and I are (kind of) on the same page today with our blogs!

I love your simplifying ideas. Mine (although not necessarily Christmas related) has always have at least 2 Stouffer's lasagnas in the freezer at ALL times! I don't know anyone who has come over for an unplanned (or planned) supper who doesn't love those!

God bless you!

Imjustagirl said...

I definetly needed to hear that tonight! The people out there in the stores today were nasty!! Thanks for all the great ideas!

Jo said...

So very true! I have a friend that just found out she has breast cancer ~ It puts a whole new meaning on the Christmas season for me.

Jo

The Hayden Family said...

That post gave me chills. I needed to hear that. Truer words have never been written! Thank you, yet again, for your wisdom!

pink green & southern said...

Oh, I love you! Have a VERY Merry Christmas my sweet friend.

wendy said...

Thanks! Your blog is a healing balm!!! Merry Christmas!