I couldn’t get out of my mind what Liz said about how intense Christmas was as she juggled school and everything Christmas. She marked her friend who expressed excitement for finishing Christmas shopping online just in time for Wednesday delivery, the week of Christmas. Liz felt like people was just pushing through it, not enjoying it. “I feel like the holidays this is a perfect example, they just mesh into one big blur of nothing.” She said.
Oh yeah, by the way Liz is a comedian who makes special appearances on #girlboss radio with Sophia Amorusa, my latest podcast download. You may have heard of Sophia as the CEO and founder of Nasty Girl and New York Times Best Seller of #GIRLBOSS, a story about her becoming her own boss. By the way, Sophia who’s enjoying Christmas, said it’s “cozy time, family time, seeing people, and reflecting on the new year.”
I don’t know how I feel about Christmas right now. Of course there’s the combination of stress of getting things just right for that one day. Then there’s that moment where I feel like singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of The Year,” by Andy Williams.
Reality is,Christmas is about Jesus, family, cozy times and love. Unfortunately, it has become very commercialized, sometimes cold as people move like robots on autopilot. Some, including myself have become conditioned to give and get no matter what. In my case, I hate shopping! But I gotta shop not matter what. We also can find ourselves torn between getting to see everyone, or at least acknowledging them with a text even if we don’t do it any other time of the year. It can get crazy. I so understand Liz point.
That’s why although it’s Christmas eve morning and I am quickly losing time to complete my shopping list I had to take a moment. I wanted to reflect on a Christmas and why I celebrate Jesus birth. Although I love receiving gifts on that day, I really had to be thankful for the best gift that we all could possible have. God giving His only Son. Not to get too deep, but I needed to stop and be thankful.
As I remind myself of God blessings I felt it would only be appropriate to share this moment with you. Hopefully you get some time away from the hustle and bustle of the season. If you can steal away a few moments to yourself, maybe you will come across this post and take a deep breath. Realize that if it did not get done it was not meant to be. If you forgot something, it’s okay. That you can’t be every where, but where you are you can give as much love and attention as it is needed. Remember your love ones and those who lost their love ones in prayer. Keep Christ in Christmas and embrace the blessing.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I wish you and your family blessings during these holidays seasons. God bless.