20 Steps to the Best Christmas EVER!

I have learned how to enjoy the holidays season.  Here is how!

  1. Say Happy Holidays – it covers all the holidays that happen during this time.  I believe in Jesus Christ!  I don’t have to push the Merry Christmas thing.  Let’s get over that.
  2. Don’t put up a tree.  What does a tree have to do with Jesus?
  3. Don’t decorate.  What do decorations have to do with Jesus?  Put up a nativity scene and place baby Jesus in it on his probable birthday.
  4. Don’t bake cookies.  What does that have to do with Jesus?  Sugar causes illnesses.
  5. Don’t send out cards.  I LOVE getting pictures of everyone.  Please send them, but it doesn’t have to be at Christmas.  I even like just seeing them on facebook.
  6. Don’t over schedule your time.  You have 365 1/4 days each year.  So  many concerts, Christmas programs, dinner parties, office parties and well… you get it.
  7. Don’t buy gifts. It’s not OUR birthday. Make birthdays special for each individual. Christmas is about Christ.  Just be together.  Your full presence is the present.
  8. Don’t overspend. You won’t do that if you give up those ideas I’m talking about.
  9. Buy a candle or scent that you like and share it throughout the house during the season.  You, your family and friends will love it.
  10. Find your favorite music to listen to and play it throughout the season.
  11. Find your favorite movies and watch them with family and friends.
  12. Go to church programs that teach the reason for the season.
  13. Read from the Bible each day as a family.
  14. Show kindness by doing a nice deed for each member of your family.
  15. Tell everyone how much you love them.
  16. Clean out some coats, blankets and clothing to give to the needy.
  17. Work in a soup kitchen for a day.
  18. Go to a nursing home or hospital and share your joy.
  19. Help someone that is struggling during this time of the year.
  20. Provide a place for gathering to those that have no family.

If you follow my crazy way to celebrate this Christmas Season, I know you will be happier, healthier, less stressed, more loving!  You will be full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,  goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Continuing to do the rest, well, think about it, it only feeds the flesh.  Try to enjoy this holiday in simpleness.  Blessings to you all! ~Sandy

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. ~Galatians 5:22-23