Sunday, December 11, 2011

Time to Kick it into High Gear

The kids are in bed, the sink is full of dishes that need to be done and my husband's lunch needs to be made. I've got presents for my MOPS gals to finish up, cookies to be baked, toys to be sorted and sleep to be slept. Can anyone relate? For some reason, I think you can. I've been in thought a lot lately about the hustle and bustle of this season. Here we are, exactly 2 weeks until Christmas and I haven't even started writing out our Christmas cards. At least I already ordered them and they are sitting in our home but, I don't know if I even ordered the correct number. I've done a touch of Christmas shopping but, I have most of it left to do. You know, most people would say that I'm an organized person and yes, I'm fairly organized but, do I get things done way ahead of time, like I should? Um...nope. Maybe I should work on that. 

My thoughts on the busyness of the Christmas season have really put things into a good perspective for me. Basically, I've decided that if I can't do something joyfully, then I'm not going to do it at all. I wouldn't want to receive a Christmas card from a grumpy sender or a present from a mom that was having the worst day shopping with her children. I wouldn't want anyone to do something for me out of obligation or plain old tradition. If it's not done from the heart and with a joyful attitude, then it shouldn't be done at all. 

So yes....I have a lot left to do to prepare for Christmas but, you know what? I'm excited! It's the time of year to have a longer list than normal and I'm going to do what I need to do joyfully. It's time for me to kick it into high gear and joyfully prepare for Christmas. Truly, it is the 'most wonderful time of the year'.

Now, I better get on those dishes....unless someone wants to come wash them for me. :)
A wreath I made from branches that our favorite tree farm gave me.

4 comments:

  1. that is one of the prettiest wreaths Ive ever seen!!
    thanks for the reminder...to do things joyfully...to be a cheerful giver is wonderful!

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  2. Evenings/nights are for getting things done. I usually feel much more motivated then anyway. Good luck getting the things done that you can do joyfully :)

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  3. Cami,
    I totally agree. Getting things done in the evening/night time is WAY easier than during the day. It's crazy how much stuff can be done after the kids are in bed. Here's my question for you...When do you sleep? How much sleep to you need? It seems like you're often up late but, I can't imagine that you can sleep too late, with Daniel in school and everything.

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  4. I LOVE THIS POST! It is so true! Please keep reminding me that I need to SLOW down and do only the things I can get done JOYFULLY. :):):)

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