Christmas Magic …


Christmas Relaxation

Something sort of magical happens about this time every year …

I lose sight of a number of things I hold near and dear throughout the year.

Maybe it’s because I run out of time (and money) or maybe I just get swept up in the spirit of the season.

Here’s what I stop: 

I find myself forgetting how to do things just right …

I quit trying to be perfect …

I cease my efforts to create the perfect family gathering …

I lose my focus on the ideal and accept a lesser reality …

I let go of the need to appear all-knowing and all-wise to others …

I stop watching the clock as closely …

Here’s what I gain …

I relax and watch the cats knock ornaments off the slightly lopsided tree crammed into the corner …

I drink hot liquids without counting the calories or caffeine composition …

I think about my blessings, whatever they may be at the moment, and am grateful …

I spend intentional and protected time considering the wisdom of Christianity and what it calls me to be …

I play games with much younger human beings and don’t care if I win or lose …

Well, that’s my “win/loss” chart for the season … what about you?

Taking one deep breath after another in the Heartland ….

John

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