Welcome To the 207th Masterpiece Monday!
Well, we're in the home stretch towards Christmas so I decided to share some of my Christmas décor before it's too late. Better late than never! Gee, I really dropped the ball this year. But mostly, it was deliberate. You see, most years, I run myself ragged decorating the house and creating blog posts of it. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Well, from Thanksgiving time until now I have been "plagued" with a severe 2 week cold, immediately followed by one week of severe allergy/asthma attacks, immediately followed by falling off of a step ladder and really injuring my back. To top it off, someone at work quit the day after Thanksgiving and I been helping my boss out by pulling double shifts.
I didn't realize it at first, but all of this has been one of the biggest blessings I've ever experienced. What? Yes, a blessing!
I like my blog to be a positive place, so I don't usually share about the aches and pains of daily life. Unless there's a positive point to it.
Sometimes, we're in a situation that we don't want to be in. Whether it's illness, financial problem, relationship problem, etc. It is at those times that it's difficult to see God's plan for us. This Christmas, I was forced to slow down and as a result, I have enjoyed this Christmas more than I have in years. I always love Christmas, but this year, I've been able to savor it.
I actually allowed my husband to help me more with decorating, instead of hoarding the joy all to myself. And I kept it really simple and didn't go overboard. The result has been relaxing with a cup of hot chocolate while watching our traditional Christmas movies, instead of doing Christmas-time busy work while they're on. I didn't try to accomplish 2 or 3 tasks a one time. I simply sat back and enjoyed Christmas. None of this would have been possible if God hadn't gotten my attention by slowing me down this year. I love decorating for Christmas, but what I really love most is celebrating our Saviors birth. He is the reason for the season.
I found this cute little wooden deer at yard sale last Summer for 25 cents! I love him. I decorated using candy canes, colored lights and the presents I wrapped. The gift wrap, candy canes and lights all came from the 99 cent store.
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