Let's think about the wonder, though. Let's focus on the miracle that we celebrate on December 25. Let's concentrate on the sheer joy of watching children experience Christmas. Let's love on our families and friends, and all those in our community who need a little extra love. Let's relax and enjoy a good Christmas movie and a cup of hot cocoa. Just a thought!
One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is to decorate my home. This year I got an early start because I had a day off of work the week before Thanksgiving. Since there was only 3 weeks between turkey day and Christmas I took advantage and decked my halls then. I have really enjoyed the festive feel! But I will also enjoy getting it put away (just being honest, here).
My mom bought me this as a housewarming/Christmas gift when I moved into my condo - and I love it as much now as I did then. (I know the wise men are too close, but that's where they landed this year.)
So, whether your Christmas is as calm and peaceful as can be, or it's filled with crazy chaotic dysfunction - take a breath and find a minute to focus on the good things - and the best thing. After all, that's why we are celebrating in the first place!