Friday, December 1, 2017

Happy December!

So do you have your happy happy Christmas pants on or what?! 'TIS THE SEASON Y'ALL. So exciting!!! My challenge to myself, and to you now, is...'tis the season for what exactly? 'Cause we have a choice. 

'Tis the season for...rushing and stressing and worrying and comparing and spending and going you know what crazy. OR 'tis the season for...peace and hope and love and generosity and good news to all mankind. 

I mean, obviously, we all say we want the second version of that scenario. But then we go and live out the first. I do, at least. I'm not very smart like that sometimes. 

So to help my own self I am writing these words at the top of my planner page every day of December: 'Tis the season. Just a reminder. I find the simplest things help me the most. It will only take me a few minutes to do it and then every day as I turn the page to fresh new day God has made, I will be reminded that I get to choose the kind of season I will have. 

God always gives us a choice. Life or death. Blessings or curses. You choose, He says. 

I'm gonna choose life as much as I can. I'm gonna choose blessing as much as I can. I know things can get sideways this time of year and it's easy to get off track from this kind of thinking, but I will have a brand new reminder each and every day. 

A brand new day to choose. 

'Tis the season for Good News. It'd be a shame to miss that. So maybe you will join me? With a written reminder or a sticky note or a phone alarm, whatever may work for you. You know you! 

Merry Christmas!!!!