This month we are celebrating Christmas, and what better way to do that than to share these Thoughts to Inspire to help you reflect on what is important to you this season.
What do you look back at fondly in your Christmas’ past? I know that I like those quiet moments sipping a cup of coffee in front of the Christmas tree on cold winter days. But I also enjoy the time spent with both close and extended family. Baking Christmas cookies or getting together for a Christmas meal.
I do firmly believe that “Christ” mas should be observed publicly rather than “holiday”. After all he is the reason for the season, and truly amazing magical things can and do happen around Christmas!
Wouldn’t it be amazing if everyone would just be kind to each other? What a wonderful world it would be if we could spread kindness instead of hate.
Christmas brings about so much more spirit. That feeling is hard to find at other times, especially when there are circumstances that make life more difficult. Winter in general is hard for me because of my physical ailments, but leading up to Christmas it weighs less on my heart and mind because I try to immerse myself in the season. I hope all of you can do the same!
Do you think of Christmas as a holiday based on materialistic need? Or that it materializes itself from our feelings of giving and sharing of gifts both of physical and sentimental nature? Do you appreciate those gifts that people have put their time and effort into vs. the expensive name brand items the stores push around Christmas. It is so much more than just the gifts, it’s the food, drink, the togetherness, music, and worship that surrounds us now and through the season.
I truly hope that you found these Thoughts to inspire helpful in finding your spirit this Christmas, and hope you all have the best Christmas yet!
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I’m April, a wife and mother of two. Since the end of 2010 I have been battling autoimmune diseases: and facing those have left me with limited physical abilities, limited energy, and limited funds; so I created this blog to document my journey : to simplifying my life, hopefully finding tips and tricks and resources to help save me time, money, and energy. I am hoping not only to share my journey, but to inspire others with similar challenges. Personally I think everyone would welcome ways to save time, money, and energy, but to some it is imperative. The content you can expect to see includes life hacks, organizational and time management resources, tips and tricks to saving money, ideas and resources for making money doing simple tasks or passively, and simple inexpensive gift giving ideas. To those of you who may be concerned that this may just be one big pity party, I want to be clear. I have conditions that have altered my abilities, but this is about taking as much control over my life as I possibly can, and to make it a positive experience. I will not however, turn anyone away if they ask about my illnesses specifically. Perhaps they are newly diagnosed, and need some advice that I haven’t shared. I encourage those individuals to contact me any time. I want people to be able to positively bounce ideas off of one another to make it a blog that everyone can benefit from.