“Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way~”
Apparently it’s that time of year again. I feel like Christmas is here, but at the same time that it’s very far away and won’t be showing up anytime soon. Does anyone else get that feeling? Like, I’ve done Christmas shopping and we have our Christmas tree up, but…it just feels like it’s no where near happening yet.
Then I think…Huh. Christmas Eve is literally a week from now. 7 days. That’s not that much time! But, I’m mostly ready. I have all of my gifts purchased and most of them are wrapped. See–This is where the disconnect is. Christmas isn’t supposed to be about the gifts. But that’s what I’ve spent the last…month and a half stressing over.
That’s not what the holidays are supposed to be about. They should be about baking Christmas cookies and watching feel good Christmas movies. They should be about decorating the tree and enjoying the glow while watching it snow outside. They should be about celebrating Jesus. Not how much money I’ve spent on gifts or if I’ve wrapped everything nice enough. Or got something every one is going to like.
Regardless of all the stress of gift giving and wrapping and delivering, Christmas is still Christmas. Part of it feeling like Christmas is making it feel like Christmas. So I’ll do all of those things…watch Christmas movies, bake Christmas cookies, spend time with family. Maybe by just doing all those things and remembering not to stress over the presents I can restore my faith in the Christmas season. 🙂
Anyway, that was my post for today about the Christmas season. Tomorrow I think I’ll try to write about a video game I’m playing at the moment. FFXV. It’s so so good.
Cheers and Merry Christmas,