i was joking the other day about christmas
and how i didn’t understand how people get so flustered
because christmas is the SAME TIME EVERY YEAR
there shouldn’t be such a thing as “christmas sneaking up” on anyone!
before my laughter had even subsided, i hear the words,
“can you believe it’s Friday?!”
my laughter probably stopped dead in it’s tracks
and i said “WHAT?!”
yes sir… Christmas has snuck up on me
(sidenote: is “snuck” a word? or is it “sneaked” ?? i should know this, i was an english major for some time in college)
Well, now that you know that christmas is, in fact, fast approaching
and that i have done nothing in terms of preparation. no shopping. no wrapping of gifts
my tree has been up since Halloween – or quite possibly still up from last christmas (you’ll never really know, will you???)
but that is about it.
I have spent much of the last two months in travel
we recently returned from mexico and then had a quick trip out to san antonio
both were relaxing and quite enjoyable
during this time, we have also had bad news delivered to some of our family members regarding their health
i’ve seen my friends lose their loved ones
or cope with illness
i’m not sure where i heard this … Facebook? Twitter?
but it is the whole purpose of this post…
“Don’t focus so much on the URGENT that you forget what’s IMPORTANT”
the whole purpose of this post …
is to remind all of you to take a step back from the holiday craziness
and re-evaluate what the “spirit” of christmas is all about
soak up those moments of baking with your grandmother
or putting together a questionable Gingerbread house with your kids
shift your focus from the urgency to shop, mail out cards, wrap gifts…
and focus on what is REALLY important
and that is the life you were given
and are blessed with daily
while in Mexico City, Laken and i spent much time just being silly
i love that my little boy is such a goober and so full of life and makes no apologies for it
nor do i ask him to
as we ate breakfast on our hotel bed,
i looked up to see him eating ONLY the sprinkles off of his donut
when asked why he wasn’t eating the rest, he replied:
“because i just like the sprinkles”
i aspire to be more like my son
we just returned from San Antonio
there are PLENTY of new blog posts to feast your eyes upon!
those shall return this week!!!
but until then…
enjoy the sprinkles in your life!!!!