The kids have been hounding me about decorating for Christmas. They are wanting to get the tree up and pull out all the trimmings that go along with it. We're on break from school this week and in reality it would be a great time to get the big holiday decorating done....but I just can't do it.
I actually went downstairs to our storage area to pull down some boxes, but I just left them on the shelf. I'm not in a hurry to get to the next holiday. I want to savor this holiday. I don't want to miss Thanksgiving in the rush to get to Christmas. That's not a blanket statement on my feelings about decorating pre-season. I'm not opposed to decorating early - as a matter of fact, some years we've had Christmas up while enjoying the turkey....but this year I want to sit and marinate in the current season.
The Christmas boxes will come out soon enough. Right now though, I'm enjoying not having to get ready for the next big thing. There is so much to be thankful for and I want to have the space, mentally, to enjoy those blessings. I hope that this Thanksgiving finds you with some time to reflect on your blessings....Happy Thanksgiving! May it be a day that turns into a season of much gratitude for you and your family.
"Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever." 1 Chronicles 16:34