It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season and miss out on the joy we are supposed to be celebrating. This year, I'm striving to find joy every day, whether it's in a greeting to or from a neighbor, baking holiday treats, satisfying a client, or taking our dogs for a walk.
Hubby and I are trying to keep the stress at bay (or at least under control) by getting a jump start on things so we can enjoy the season. We are also traveling for daughter #1's college graduation this month and wanted to ensure we weren't running around last minute to finish before Christmas Eve. Been there, done that, not this year.
Our 10 ft. tree is up and decorated. We are almost done shopping, and there are several wrapped presents already under the tree. It's so pretty and we get to enjoy it for the whole month!
The outside lights are up and have been lighting up our street in the evenings since the day after Thanksgiving. And, every night there seems to be another house in our development that has decked the halls. So far our street has the most lights--love it!
If all this wasn't enough to find joy on this first day of December, we woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow!
I hope you're doing what you can to minimize the stress and find joy this Christmas season.
Til next time ~ find your joy!