It's hard to believe we're already into one of the fastest paced months of the year. A month that is filled with a whirlwind of activities....decorating....shopping....baking....cleaning....busyness. Each year I get to the end of December, look back, and wonder where did the month go. I'm already shaking my head and thinking, can it be the third already?
Although I've always enjoyed the Christmas season, when I look back I don't feel like I've celebrated the true meaning of Christmas. I don't feel like I've spend time just being in the moment or savoring the sights, sounds, and flavors that go along with this holiday. I want this year to be different, so I sat down and wrote my hopes for this Christmas.
I will pray
I will journal
I will breathe
I will slow down
I will be of good cheer
I will enjoy simple things
I will remember traditions
I will treasure our family times
I will believe in Christmas magic
I will give thanks for daily blessings
I will ponder the birth of the Christ Child
I will capture Christmas through photography
I will listen to bells, choirs, and Christmas hymns
I'm trying something different this Christmas season. I've joined Journal Your Christmas 2014 with Shimelle Laine. It's similar to a December Daily, but this project primarily focuses on journaling, not photography or scrapbooking. Shimelle sends a daily journaling prompt and a photo prompt, but the focus for me is the journaling. I don't think I could ever complete a December Daily, but this is simpler. You'll probably see some of my thoughts here, although I will not be posting daily. That's just a little too much work.
I encourage you to take time this December to slow down and enjoy this special season.
I'm also linking with Be still 52, where our prompt this week was square, top down, two sides.