I literally pulled my hair. There weren't enough hours left to finish everything. I rushed around, stressed, tripping over my own feet.
Now a week after my surgery and a week before Christmas, several of those items are still screaming at me as I sit chair-bound.
I did the only thing I could do. I prayed.
God is always faithful, honest. He said what I needed to hear. "What is Christmas really all about?" I sighed and pulled out my erasure and dismissed several of those loud and unnecessary joy thieves.
Many "important" items will NOT be done this and possibly next year. What a good time to set-up new and better priorities.
The old lists are gone and I wrote a new one based on the important things—the true reason for the season, family and friends.
Soon our family will be here and we will celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
My joy returned as soon as I tore up those pesky lists!
What about you? What takes your joy during the Christmas season?