I had to privilege of writing this article for June over at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home. Here is a sneak peek at the post. You can then head over to her site to finish reading!
Christmas time is one of the busiest seasons of the year. The hustle and bustle of list making, shopping, cooking, baking, wrapping and entertaining consumes most American families. Everyone wants that perfect, picturesque Christmas. But is the perfect Christmas where our focus should be?
Everyone is consumed with pursuing perfection with having the perfect tree, the perfectly decorated house, the perfectly baked treats, and we can’t forget the perfectly dressed children for our perfect Christmas cards. Just so everyone can see how perfect we are, clearly.
It is all too easy to become more focused on things than on the true reason for the season. When our hearts are set on the earthly things that surround Christmas than we are in danger of losing our joy in what should be the most wonderful time of the year.
Women tend to be more stressed for Christmas than actually enjoying it. We have overwhelmed ourselves with our pursuit of perfection. We have our hearts set on the wrong things and those things are stealing our joy.
As the managers of our homes, we determine the atmosphere of our homes. What are we teaching our children about about Christmas? Do they think that being perfect is what Christmas is all about? Do they think that hosting the most Christmas parties is what’s most important? Or do they dread the month because they know mom will be stressed out every day?
The holidays don’t need to be so stressful!
Read the FULL article at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home! See you there!
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