Thoughts on a thriving life.
Happy first day of December! Can you believe the countdown to Christmas is ticking away!
Is your heart racing at the thought of all the presents to buy, cookies to bake, packages to ship, programs to watch?
Before we race through this month, let’s stop. Take a deep breath. And think about the weeks ahead of us.
It is so easy to get wrapped up in giving our families and friends the “perfect” Christmas that we miss out on the best gift we can give them, our present and engaged self.
Not the self that is shopping for Christmas presents online while baking cookies and reading Christmas stories. Nor the one who is out searching for the perfect Christmas gift instead of enjoying your child’s one line in the Christmas program.
There are so many things wanting our attention this time of year. Many of them are good things, but some of them are empty promises that we think will make us happy but really leaves us feeling empty and missing out on true happiness.
So before I rush into this season, I am going to pause. In this moment I am choosing to be intentional about what is important for me and for my family this season and to focus not of the gifts I will buy or the cookies I will make but rather how we will show-up together this Christmas.
To help me keep my focus all season long, I’m making a Christmas Bucket List. It was so much fun making it! Will you join me in making your own list?
Hannah’s Christmas Bucket List
Hannah is mama to two school age boys, an early childhood educator and a PCI Certified Parent Coach®. She loves people and would love to talk to you about any parenting challenge that keeps you up at night or makes you pull your hair out. Click here to set-up your FREE phone consultation or call 503-805-9021.
As a woman, mom, friend, and lover of Jesus, it is my desire to live present and wholeheartedly in each moment of my life. Daily Rhythms is full of thoughts, encouragement, parenting information, and my personal journey in living wholehearted in the daily rhythms of life.