My goal for Christmas this year, and beyond, is simply ~
"Live in the moment."
I know, I know...that seems to be a popular catch-phrase right now. But, it is a wise directive and definitely a worthy mantra.
For me, the challenge is in focusing and reigning in my own agenda. Sometimes, that takes an extremely concentrated effort on my part. I'm apt to be thinking ahead, planning in my head; rampant thoughts battling for the number one spot in line. And I tend to be a champion worrier, often fretting over things that cannot be helped by fretting.
Consequently, I am making a conscious effort during the holidays this year to simplify ~ meaning less decorating, fussing and fretting and more experiencing, enjoying and expecting to be blessed by being present in the moment.
Today, I am thankful that God is impressing upon me the need to live in the here and now.
I am thankful He has placed a burden on my heart about this.
Each moment is a gift from Him ~
I don't want to miss a single one because I was looking the other way or otherwise absorbed.