Blessed are the Flexible – Wise Words Wednesday
Flexibility is necessary in life. Flexibility is a special virtue this time of year.
We work so hard to fit all of the holiday shopping, meals, programs, parties, and family functions in that we forget to be flexible. This forgetfulness can lead to some major fits of stress and missing holiday spirit.
Allow yourself some breathing room this month. Give yourself the gift of flexibility.
Give the gift of flexibility to others. Remember we are all suffering from the season. Show compassion and patience for those who “mess” with your plans.
Flexibility towards yourself and others will lead to much more fa-la-la-ing and much less bahumbuging.
By: Melanie A. Peters
P.S. It’s ok to do some mental warm ups before you get too flexible. You wouldn’t want to pull anything before Christmas. Breathe deep… Focus… Flex!
Elf Spotting and the Trouble that Follows
Two years ago Chippy the elf showed up on our front porch. He made his magical appearance after my sweet daughter wrote a letter to Santa asking for one of his handy helpers to visit our home.
My husband and I were leery about this new holiday watchman but went with it. I mean how much trouble could one elf be???
After two years the magic of Chippy is alive and well, if you consider daily wrestling matches and crying fits over who found him first to be magical.
Seriously! Everyday there is a tremendous tumult over who finds Chippy first. It is so magical I need stronger coffee in the morning and extra melatonin at night to get past all the Christmas spirit his presence brings.
That silly elf has brought more trouble than I could have imagined, but he has also brought some humor to some pretty angry situations.
For example: In the middle of one of their daily brawls, my daughter yelled out, “Get off my hair. Chippy sees you and he is going to tell Santa.” My son replied, “Good! Maybe Santa will bring you a new brush for your messy hair,” and continued torturing my little girl’s curls. The elf just kept smiling. Continue reading “Elf Spotting and the Trouble that Follows”
Three Gifts from Santa
Every year Santa delivers three gifts for each of us. That is it. Three.
My children receive three things from the jolly old elf and are ecstatic. The gifts are usually three things from my children’s wish lists or fun things they will use.
When people hear that my children only receive three gifts Christmas morning, they are shocked.
Here are Santa’s reasons for the tradition of three gifts on Christmas morning at our home:
5. Santa is magical but he is also practical.
4. Santa wants the family to spend time together. He doesn’t want all of Christmas to be spent in separate parts of the house with our new things. He wants us together.
3. Santa wants our children to know they are loved and the number of gifts under the tree can NEVER amount to the measure of our love.
2. Children receive so much through out the year. He wants those three gifts to be special and memorable.
1. Santa remembers the first Christmas. At that first Christmas, a very special child received three very special gifts. He wants that same special message to be shared with my family.
By: Melanie A. Peters
P.S. Remember the Reason for the Season.