Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Mind Full or Mindful....
What a crazy time of the year we are in right now... count down to Christmas... course in our house we have been counting down since before Thanksgiving!! There are only 2 days separating us from Christmas Eve, and most of us get crazier and busier everyday. Really lets be honest, we don't have to be in the throws of the Christmas season to be wearing "busy" as a badge of honor. Are we really better off than our pets??
How often do we really mean to keep in touch with a person who is moving, life gets in the way and next thing you know it's been 5 years since you've seen or spoken to them. Now these days, with Facebook, we can be friends, see each other online, post a little something every once in a while, but at least you can keep updated as to what is going on in their lives because of their posts.
Anyway... I saw this cartoon and it totally hit home how busy we all are at Christmas... do we really remember the "reason for the season"? I'm so thankful that I have all the shopping done... wrapping done.. planning for guests done... not everything is but the "big" stuff is taken care of. Once I was able to sit down for a minute, I closed my eyes for a moment and remembered what this season is all about.... Poor Mary, can you imagine riding on a donkey 9 months pregnant?? Can you imagine having your baby in a stable?? That is just a fraction of the thoughts that came to my mind.
I just want to wish you all a fabulous Christmas!! I hope you all get everything done and are able to sit back and relax and enjoy your families... eat more than your supposed to... do a little "after Christmas shopping"... but most of all I hope that we can all take a few minutes to remember that Jesus Christ was born for us to eventually, in his short life, die for us all!! ((hugs))