slowing down...

I have a secret.

This time of year can be crazy.

Yep. That's my secret. Oh, wait...you already knew that?

Well, here's another secret.

It's OK to just stop for a minute. Just stop and breathe and relax.

It's OK if the house isn't decorated perfectly. It's OK if the Christmas card photos aren't spectacular. In fact, it's OK if you don't even send out Christmas cards this year...what?!?! Gasp!!! Yes...I know. But it is. It's OK.

We (me included) tend to forget that Christmas is going to come no matter what...so we may as well be calm and happy and ready to enjoy it...every single minute of it...whether the boys have their hair cut, or the lawn lights get put out, or 20 kinds of cookies get baked, or whatever...(insert your pressure situation here). Just because it's on Pinterest and it's gorgeous and your favorite blogger has already made 274 of (whatever) doesn't mean you have to...it's OK.

This year I am vowing to slow down. Just. slow. down.

And breathe.

And enjoy.

And so far, it's working. I'm happy. I'm not stressed. I'm enjoying the season.

Two weeks until Christmas and all is well.

How are you doing?




8 comments

  1. A great reminder, just what I needed to hear:)

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  2. Good for you girl! I tend to be relaxed about it. Granted I don't have kids yet so that's a lot less pressure, but it should be FUN every year, right?!

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  3. So, so true ... which is exactly why I sent out a blurry Christmas photo. :) This is a lesson I've learned over the last couple of years and it's made for much more enjoyable holiday seasons.

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  4. Great reminder! Life is good around these parts. This year, I decided to only buy or make gifts because I wanted to. And to only decorate when I wanted to. No pressure. No expectations. It's been fabulous and fun and I've been so enjoying making Christmas memories with my family. Love it!

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  5. Amen! Thanks for reminding everyone what it's really all about.

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  6. Thank you! Wonderful reminder. I needed this.

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