With just 3 days before Christmas, I'm sure many of you are feeling overwhelmed with last minute items on your to-do list. Instead of stressing over ever last detail, take a moment to give thanks for the meaning of the season. For me, I kick it old school-Jesus is the reason for the season. Regardless of your beliefs, I know we ALL have at least one blessing in our life. It could be your family, your friends, your pet, your job, your health, or anything that's special and important to you.
If you still have gifts you buy and don't want to fights the crowds in stores, order something online. Or, take it one step further and make a donation to the recipient's favorite charitable cause. The best way we can collectively celebrate the holiday season is to give back. If you're out of funds, give with your time, your smile, your energy, and your positive attitude. Let someone go in front of you in line, pay for the person's coffee behind you, or help an elderly person cross the street. Taking a moment to offer up a prayer of thanks will help alleviate the pressure many people feel during this time of year. Your loved ones will be glad that you're focusing on your blessings instead of finding the perfect gift, cooking the most amazing meal of the year, or deep cleaning the house. When's it's all said and done, you'll look back on the happy memories spent with loved ones not how great the turkey tasted (or how bad it turned out ;). Merry Christmas!