Saturday, December 17, 2011

12 days of Christmas: #8 (Slowing down to enjoy the glorious season)

In the hustle and the bustle of all our Christmas preparations (and everyday life!) this Busy Bee sometimes has a hard time slowing down. These two thoughts (from one of my favorite couples in the whole wide universe) have been present in my mind the entire morning. It's been years since I first heard them, but they were lovingly etched in my heart, never to be forgotten!

“We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are.” Marjorie Hinckley

For each of you may this be a merry Christmas. But more importantly, I wish for each of you a time, perhaps only an hour, spent in silent meditation and quiet reflection on the wonder and the majesty of this, the Son of God. Our joy at this season is because He came into the world. The peace that comes from Him, His infinite love which each of us may feel, and an overwhelming sense of gratitude for that which He freely gave us at so great a cost to Himself—these are of the true essence of Christmas.

Merry Christmas to you all! May we all slow down (especially me!) and quietly reflect on the true essence of this glorious season! And now here are a few more inspirational pins on the true meaning of Christmas. Just click on the Pinterest widget below to enjoy!


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