So here we are at the last week in this process, and there is relatively little left to do. This is especially true for me, since I used to not start this until after I was out of school for the semester, which sometimes left a matter of days to get all of this done.
Which leads me to the last week…now that most of this process is complete, what do you really want to focus on this season? What is truly important to you and your family?
More and more I am finding that time is the most important focus for the season. We tend to get caught up in being busy, rushing from place to place, thing to thing, and one school event to the next, that we tend to end up feeling more stress than joy. The joy comes in the time to enjoy the relationships you have with people, and not just checking something off of a list.
I love having the time with my family and friends. We don’t have to be doing anything fancy – just being together is plenty. We can hang out in our pajamas and watch Christmas shows, and that is so much more meaningful that any trip to the mall.
So go ahead determine your focus for the season, and what is really important to you to make memories. Don’t be afraid to reclaim your calendar, and make decisions that are in the best interest of your family (more on that next week).
And most importantly, enjoy your Christmas!