Look, I get it. Christmas is awesome! I love it too. I have eight Christmas trees (eight!) for crying out loud. But it seems like more and more, every year, just as soon as Halloween is over - out come the Christmas decorations. Away go the jack-o-lanterns, up go the Christmas trees. Why?
Everyone is so rushed and so busy these days. Our Christmas shopping lists seem to get longer and more elaborate every year. And if you have kids and those kids happen to participate in extracurricular activities then forget about free time. Everyone is so overbooked. So why do we rush head-long into stressing about Christmas?
Why not take the time around Thanksgiving to celebrate in the spirit the holiday was intended? Enjoy the slowed do pace as autumn slowly rolls into winter. Take the time to be with the family - just be. Be thankful. Not just Facebook post thankful, but actually thankful for all the things that you have in your life. Everyone has SOMETHING to be thankful for. Don't rush it. As my friend, Ferris Beuller, once said, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."