For the past two days the song “Counting Every Blessing” has literally been playing on repeat inside of my head. It’s been a constant reminder of what my focus should be – not merely for the holiday season – but always.

The next week and a half is going to be fast and furious – no doubt.


▪️I refuse to let a to-do list longer than Santa’s steal my joy.

▪️I refuse to run around ninety-to-nothing only to – retrospectively – miss out on all of the holiday memories I’m furiously trying to create.

▪️I refuse to let the seemingly daunting tasks of finishing holiday shopping, wrapping presents, and cooking meal after meal become a burden instead of the true blessing that it is.

▪️I refuse to spend my Savior’s birthday in a flustered state of manic emotions any longer.

Life’s short, y’all.

Christmas only comes once a year. Let’s be intentional this year. Let’s make memories instead of lists. Let’s hold conversations instead of contempt. Let’s laugh and live and love.

Let’s celebrate.

7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. 8 They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

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