I’m not getting organized for Christmas this year. I think I’m just going to show up for it.
I plan to buy a few presents, but that should be easy enough. I want do a few more things for fun, but those things won’t take any planning or preparations.
I’ve been thinking about the humble way Christ was born. No one had made perfect arrangements for him. He came in the quiet of the night, and the shepherds dropped what they were doing to come and see him.
I don’t want to be so busy preparing for the holiday that on December 23 I remember, oh it’s time to think about the real meaning of it now. That’s how I’ve felt in years’ past — distracted by all of the preparations.
I’m skipping that this year. I’m choosing a few things that I will have fun doing, not all of the things I could be doing. (In the back of my mind, I’m wondering if the absence of planning and organization might make this the best Christmas ever?)
So that’s what’s on my mind this year, and I’ll be writing about keeping things simple during the next couple of weeks.
Really, I am looking forward to Christmas more this year than I ever have before.