As some of you know, I've been taking some time off this week. It's been relaxing so far! I've tried to genuinely take advantage of my time with my wife and boys.
Last week, my General Manager, Tim, talked to us about spending time with our family over the holidays. He told us to turn off our cell phones and not check our email on our days off. While I have not been able to accomplish that task completely, I have put my phone on "silence" at times and I have not checked my email as often. It's been refreshing! I seriously doubt Tim took his own advice though! lol
I love Christmas, but there are several things that bother me, too. In Sunday school this week we talked about the commercialization of Christmas. We're too wrapped up in presents... We're too wrapped up in making people happy... and we're too busy to even notice.
Pause at some point this holiday and reflect on what you are celebrating. Celebrate the time the God came to live with us on Earth and celebrate the many blessings that he has given you and your family.
Have a great week in the name of Jesus,