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We’ve done what we can to bring the beauty and wonder of this season to our home.
Now it’s time to slow down and savor what truly matters to us.
That’s easy to say, I know, but not always easy to do.
Perhaps this week you scrolled through the magically decorated spaces featured in cover-of-the-Christmas-magazine-worthy photos all over Instagram and Pinterest and felt a wee bit behind or perhaps overwhelmed when you looked around your home.
Even if we made the right lists, checked them all twice, figured out who was naughty and nice, and even decked the halls with more boughs of holly than anyone in the whole neighborhood, there’s always so much we could do.
So much more we might still wish we could do.
Maybe there is so much more we wish we had already done.
Sigh. If only the piles of laundry and dirty dishes would magically stop growing or disappear when the tree was set up, everything would be so much more magical. Am I right?
Deep breath, friend. It’s all okay. You are not alone!
Let me tell you a little secret: wanting to create a special and meaningful environment for our families is A GOOD THING!
Your heart is in the right place! So let’s just adjust any unrealistic or unmet expectations and find joy in what we have right now.
Repeat after me:
What we have is enough. It is all a gift.
What I am able to give my family and others this season is enough.
What is important will get done and what didn’t get done doesn’t matter in this season.
My home doesn’t have to be perfect to be a sanctuary for our family.
Soon all the moments and expectations of this season will be behind us.
With just a few sleeps left before Christmas, let’s remind ourselves to embrace the meaning of the season and focus our attention on what truly matters, while it is still in front of us.
And then give ourselves grace for the rest.
You’ve got this, friend!
And I’ve got YOU in 2024! You’re invited to join me for A Year of Sanctuary in HomeBody Gathering Place. We’ll get started on January 5th with a clean slate of focus, purpose and intention in our homes.
You will have a plan to make simple, meaningful and beautiful progress on your Home Goals!
Step by step, season by season, we will turn our home into the sanctuary we want it to be.
I teach and encourage members every week in the HomeBody Gathering Place so we’ll learn and make progress together!
Reserve your spot now, so you can relax and enjoy the rest of this season.