Hello cold, wintry December morning.
The day ahead is full to the brim of activity and spilling over with to-do lists.
And what’s on the list? Are you curious?
Here’s my mini list of what my December day brought to me (and a little Christmas decorating in the kitchen).
Twelve Christmas gifts to be wrapped.
Eleven ornaments to be hung on the tree at the gatehouse (okay…totally more than eleven….but it fit the song).
Ten minutes spent picking up all the wet socks from the back door.
Nine projects to finish for our families handmade Christmas (hint: it involves those wood pieces I found in the burn pile).
Eight Elvis Christmas carols to sing on my drive through the country.
Seven snacks to pack so I don’t spend a fortune at the concession stands.
Six beds to make.
Five rounds of academic meets to watch.
Four basketball games to cheer at.
Three sets of Christmas cards to mail out.
Two football games to watch.
….one amazing day to count my blessings.
But before the day begins.
Before all the busy and the coming and going and cheering and driving and wrapping and creating.
It’s just me and my kitchen and my coffee.
The house is quiet and still and silent.
The Christmas lights are twinkling on the tree and the kitchen smells like evergreen topped off with cinnamon.
The coffee is hot and there’s a second cup waiting.
I know your day ahead is busy too and my wish for you is a moment before all the busy begins to celebrate the quiet.
Celebrate the stillness.
Celebrate the pressing the pause button to count your blessings.
And may your day be full of the joys and celebrations of the season…..
….now go take on what your December day brought to you.
PS I just saw the sun peeking through the windows.
The day is looking brighter already. 🙂
It’s day six of the twelve days of Christmas!
And here’s a little more Christmas decorating inspiration from some of my favorite people.
Click on the links below for the projects.