Keeping perspective this holiday



And then there is this piece.  I had to do one silly one.  But, really, this is the one I might need in poster size on my mirror every morning.

I love the Christian part of Christmas.  I am not a gifts and Santa kind of person.  I dread it…starting NOW I break into a sweat anytime I consider having to find something for someone else.  I put too much pressure on myself.  Writing about it is giving me the heebie jeebies.  My weird mental block with gifts is a whole lifetime with a psychiatrist worth of story, let alone in a blog post.

I usually get all worked up, end up on a soapbox, or hiding in a corner, and really just want to stay in my room for the season.

So this is my mantra this year…don’t get your tinsel in a tangle Nicole.  Keep it cool.  Keep it loose.  Focus on the love.  Untangle my thoughts, my emotions, my hot buttons.

Instead let the tinsel shine…let it sparkle…let it be the love/the icing on the tree.  Let it shine in the front window to let everyone see the celebration of love and Jesus.

How about you?  Does your tinsel get tangled?  Will you join me in trying to enjoy this season this year?

Or, are you one of the lucky ones who has always enjoyed it?

Go, Tell, and make disciples of all nations--spread the good news.


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