This time of year we can get caught up in shopping, wrapping, baking and cooking. As I spoke to a close friend on the phone, I glanced at my list on the counter and realized that it did not really matter. She wasn’t distraught over a president-elect, nor distraught over whether or not she finished her treat platters. Her only concern, days before Christmas, was for a family member who had checked into the hospital.
My heart aches for her, for her family. The outlook is good, yet I can only imagine how their world has been rocked; how this season, life is going to look different from years past.
Being present over presents, that is the gift I am going to try and give to the people in my life. And I might just throw my list
away in a drawer and check it twice after the weekend is over.
Merry Christmas to you all!