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Welcome to December! On my one day off this month, here is my list of things to do:
Create, Print and Mail Christmas Cards
Begin (and complete!?) Christmas Shopping
Pick up craft supplies and food items for two school and two church related celebrations.
Create and Print Yearly Family Calendar
Write Blog on Simplifying Christmas.
Here is my calendar for the month:
So here it is December and we are still running around “willy-nilly”, how is that simpler? It’s not. Being a family is never simple, it’s always messy and busy, BUT it can be Focused. That is what we have gained. We are not doing less with our time, just better.
Curling up on the couch with my husband and watching the kids pull out and put up all the decorative memories from the years past instead of creating my own “designer tree” in the “formal room”.
A simple Christmas is not, I think, about emptying our calendar but about filling our calendar with hours of being a blessing to others and being with people who are a blessing to us.
A savior was born, and died for us. He did it so that we could have life: Eternal life in Glory with Him and abundant life here, for Him.
There you go. Simple.