I saw the funniest sign the other day – it said:
I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, AND IN THERAPY BY NEW YEARS!
Were you home for Christmas, with your friends and family? Did you survive? What does today look like for you? Once the festivities and traditions are over, where do you go to de-stress and de-compress??? In all honesty, we love our family, but there comes a moment when you need to run away and be alone – or with others you like more. It’s not an insult to family – it’s just the way it is.
I need to avoid going to therapy by New Years because for starters I can’t afford it. When I want to relax and breathe deeply, I visit the Chinese Massage place in our local mall. It’s amazing what a massage can do to get rid of all the built up stress and frustrations that may have latched on to you during the Christmas holiday.
Another good idea is to get some exercise. When you exercise, it’s a way to rid yourself of all the tension and increase your energy, which is a positive thing. It’s not good to carry negative energy around with you, so move some and get rid of it.
How about Bible study, meditation and prayer? Yeah, you knew I’d get around to that, huh? Well, give prayer a chance – you may be pleasantly surprised by the results and the peace you gain in the process. You don’t have to pray like the most educated theologian – just tell God your heart in the name of Jesus. It’s really very simple.
“A Second Cup with Jesus” is a great devotional book! We thank you so much for reading our poetry and following this blog. ❤
To go in the dark with a light is to know the light. To know the dark, go dark. – Wendell Berry
You know, when we first decorate for Christmas – I’m like a little kid – OH LOOK AT THE PRETTY LIGHTS! But it seems as time goes by and we approach Christmas Day, the lights lose their appeal to me – and by the time Christmas is over, I’m ready to embrace the quietness and the darkness that follows. Does that sound weird and depressing? I don’t mean it that way – I just think there is so much commercialism and hoopla associated with Christmas. It’s like the bling mania turns back into quiet wintertime. We don’t see the lights anymore – we lose that distraction and enjoy wintertime and see what a silent night is really all about.
Nobody sang Silent Night at the actual nativity, you know. It really was a silent night! Sometimes it’s not until after Christmas we get a better idea of how the actual night must have been. Of course there was that star – that very bright, shining star! A choir of angels singing glory to the King – the original carol. 🙂