I’m here today to offer you encouragement: you will make it. As sure as the sun rises, Christmas will come and go, and you’ll make it through. You do every year, and this year is no exception.
I know many of us are worn out, burned out, and feel frazzled down to our last bit of endurance. It seems like Christmas’ past were simpler, but then again that’s hard to tell because I grew up, and the world has changed a lot. I actually heard something last night where a psychiatrist said that the human brain hasn’t evolved with the changes in life and technology. In fact, he said evolution is so slow that we’re still operating with a hunter/gatherer brain in a tech world. Right now, I believe it!
Evolved or not, we will survive. Hang in there. It isn’t just you, and you’re far from alone. It just feels like that because we’re all caught up in our own personal whirlwind of chaos right now. The important thing to remember in these frantic last days of the holiday season is to slow down every now and then and make sure we’re taking care of ourselves. Christmas will come, whether it’s all done or not. The real issue is appreciating it’s true meaning – and all too often, we’re too busy to “get it” until after that magical day is over. Don’t wish your life away. Be where you’re at and find meaning here, now, today. If there's one thing we all need to take time out for, it's to fully absorb the true meaning of the season: Christ came for us.
That’s all today. I hope you have a safe, blessed, joyful, and very Merry Christmas! Christ be with you, now and always.