SAVOR THE SEASON BY FORCING YOURSELF TO SAVOR THE SEASON
That sounds weird doesn’t it? Let me explain…
I am a “to do list” kinda gal. And this time of year, there are a multitude of tasks on my list (just like yours). There are lists for my lists. There are subcategory lists for those lists… you get the picture.
The act of crossing off a chore on my slate feels ALMOST as good as a piece of dark chocolate melting in my mouth. That good! The feeling of accomplishment is a huge rush for me and I suspect it is for you too. As hard as it is, we must instruct ourselves (in a bossy voice) to put the lists down and let them wait for a bit.
Sometimes we need to force ourselves to jump off the hamster wheel. Let’s not allow this beautiful Advent season to run away with the hamsters. How about giving ourselves permission to stop and smell the Christmas pines? Remembering our theme from the first two posts: lingering in the season requires deliberateness on our part.
How about putting “savoring the season” on your list for today? Won’t it feel good to cross that one-off?
Here is your assignment:
1. Put down your list and jump off the wheel
2. Put on some Christmas music
3. Light a scented candle
4. LINGER in and SAVOR this moment
AHHHH… good job.
Now WHERE did I put that list?
“And I know that my redeemer lives, and at the last He will stand upon the earth.” Job 19:25 ESV