I woke up this morning with a laughably long to-do list. I’m nowhere near finished with my Christmas shopping, I’ve got half-finished projects that I need to complete, and Christmas baking, … and the list goes on and on.
As I looked at each item on the list, I felt my motivation melt away faster than a marshmallow in a cup of hot cocoa.
I thought if I took a nice, long soak in a hot bubble bath, I’d be more inspired to get to work but when I got out, but all I felt like doing then was curling up with a warm blanket.
It made me remember, that I had planned not to go “Christmas crazy”this year.
My intentions were good, but the more I perused Pinterest, the faster my resolve crumbled and I jumped on the Christmas crazy train, which looks like it derailed inside my house.
Then I turned on the radio, and a verse of Amy Grant spoke expressed exactly the thoughts I was feeling…
” …December comes then disappears
Faster and faster every year
Did my own mother keep this pace
Or was the world a different place?
Where people stayed home wishing for snow
Watching three channels on their TV
Look at us now rushing around
Trying to buy Christmas peace
I need a silent night, a holy night
To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise
I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
To end this crazy day with a silent night
To end this crazy day with a silent night.”
And I was reminded that the world wouldn’t stop spinning if I didn’t accomplish much today.
So, I didn’t start a new project, and I didn’t finish up any projects I had already started.
I gave myself a pass today.
The shopping, projects and baking will still be there tomorrow.
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Wishing you all a Silent Night,
If you’d like to hear “I Need a Silent Night”, you can watch it on YouTube HERE.
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