“I can’t wait until Christmas is over.”
Sound familiar? We all feel the pressure. Seeking the perfect present. Wrapping the gifts just right. Setting an impeccable table. No wonder we feel stressful over the season.
What about changing how we think? What about instead of, I have to … say, I get to …?
Instead of I have to buy the perfect present, say I get to buy a present? So many people are all alone during the holidays. Consider what they’d give to spend a few hours with family members no longer near. And many people struggle with monthly bills and can’t afford the tiniest gift.
Turkey and stuffing. Mashed potatoes and gravy. And don’t forget the pumpkin pie!
If you’re spending time with friends and family this Thanksgiving, enjoy your feast. Enjoy the company surrounding you. Maybe even watch a football game or two.
But remember to be thankful.
Thankful for wins as well as losses. Planned events as well as shocking surprises. And always thankful that God sees you. Celebrates you. Loves you.
Know that there are options and answers to raising your children.
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