Christmas Joy or Just Busy
It’s very easy to lose your joy at Christmas. The busyness of the season can make you lose your peace.
What are your expectations of Christmas?
This year my husband expected to buy gifts for people in need overseas instead of wasting money on presents we don’t need for the family. But my 21 year old daughter expected to open presents. Already we have a conflict of interests. I on the other hand expect an enjoyable peaceful Christmas. So I wanted them to settle their issue so I could have the Christmas I wanted.
- If you are feeling overwhelmed scale things back.
- Keep family traditions they are important. We have a tradition of me playing the piano while everyone sings one Carol then we each open a present then sing a Carol and on until all the presents are open. Although with family working Christmas Eve this year we are having a Christmas Breakfast and will continue with our tradition in the morning, that is if the neighbors don’t complain about the noise.