The holiday season has already started for me and for many others. Just this week many of my friends gathered for our annual MOPS Jesse Tree ornament exchange– the first Christmas event of the year. The evening is one that I look forward to all year long. Good food, even better conversation, and great friends. Yes. Please.
There are also church events, Christmas dinners with friends being planned, and traditions to be made and kept. Not to mention the fact that next week is Thanksgiving! The scheduling, planning, shopping, cooking…it all can get overwhelming FAST!
My husband and I have come up with a family purpose statement for the holidays. We want to approach the upcoming weeks with intentional purpose and not random chance. There is so much potential for beauty and meaning in the weeks from Thanksgiving to the New Year. But we will miss it if we are preoccupied stressing out over gifts or calendars filled with too many “good” things.
I shared how our family is striving to keep the season as stress-free as possible, (and how I plan to avoid any mom-guilt), over at Day To Day Joys. Click over to keep reading and get a few new ideas to have a peaceful holiday season focused on what is really important.