Christmas Nest Feathering
This is the time of year when most women are really gearing up to feather their nest for Christmas. Some already have their Christmas trees up, and beautifully decorated. The Christmas lights have been hung inside and out, and their Christmas stockings are hanging from the mantel. Their candy dishes are full, and the gifts are wrapped and embellished with large pretty bows. The only thing left to do is to decide the Christmas Dinner menu.
For others, however, all of this Christmas feathering is a bit overwhelming, and it may cause some serious stress and anxiety. If that is the case for you, I want to encourage you to take a minute and just breathe. Sit down and make a list of all the things that you need to do. Then do those things at the pace that makes you feel comfortable, and that is best for you and your family.
Don’t get so caught up in the Christmas shopping and baking, that you forget to get still and spend a few moments with God each day. Even on your most hectic day, your time with God will calm you down and keep you centered on what’s really important. It will help you not be so stressed out, and you will have more clarity to move forward with your Christmas plan.
Also, another thing that helps you feel better this season is to focus on someone besides yourself. Who do you know that could use some Christmas joy this season? There are opportunities all around us to bless others. When we bless others, we ourselves are encouraged, and things in our life won’t seem quite so bad after all.
Remember the real joy of Christmas is Jesus. Everything else comes in a very distant second third or fourth after Him. So don’t get too caught up, in the hustle and bustle of the season that you forget that Jesus really is the reason for this season. Have a Merry Christmas, and enjoy your time celebrating the birth of Jesus with family and friends.