The Meaning of #blessed

Morning coffee pondering – #Blessed

I hope you all had a blessed celebration day. It’s the day after Christmas, and as I scroll through the FB I see two types of people. Ones who think blessings are about gifts and ones who think they’re about Christ, family, and experiences.

The examples can be seen by comparing two pictures in the morning feed. One is of a momma who adopted two children. She shares a picture of them with HUGE smiles, sitting atop their horses, going for a Christmas ride. The other is of two young girls with meek faces and a HUGE pile of gifts behind them.

One photo caption says, “No one was ever THIS nice” with a hashtag #blessed and a comment below, from the mother, “We love our children so much.”

The other photo caption, “Do not educate your child to be rich. Educate them to be happy.”

Tell me, which children do you think are truly blessed? While I think presents are a blessing of which we should be thankful for, is a child who doesn’t receive a mountain of packages less blessed than one who does?

I hope you all received blessings this Christmas. I believe we all received the greatest one with the birth of Christ. I also believe God gave us this great world to behold and take care of and to delight in. Get outside. Take a family member, friend, or go it alone. Solo time in the outdoors is good for the soul.

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Hunting, Working, Parenting plus Christmas

With Christmas rapidly approaching and the remainder of life still moving like a full speed steam train, what’s a mom to do? This mom has to hunt, write, work, be a mom, be a wife, shop, send cards, bake, be crafty and still make it to church. Where do I find the time, and how can I stay happy?

This year I shifted the priorities of a few things. You can too. I was pleased to read this list, by Jayme Metzgar, and see the number one thing I implemented was number one on her list as well.Red-and-antler-Christmas-tree

1. Making my house pretty, and staying home as much as possible. Christmas means home for me, and I can’t give up decorating my whole house with fresh greenery. It truly gives me joy, even when my family is the only one to see it. But nothing robs me of my joy more quickly than being out and about in stores and malls, listening to tinny Christmas muzak while battling crowds of virus-ridden shoppers. Allow me to tell you about the amazing innovation that is online shopping. I sit in my kitchen, browse through a huge selection of gifts, push a few buttons, and all the presents come to my house. It’s a true Christmas miracle.

I love the feeling of Christmas in the house, so when the creep of stress began, H was smart enough to cheer me up! He decorated the Christmas tree and turned on the “Happy Lights”as my mom calls them. That’s a sure fired way to bring a smile.

Take the time to enjoy the reason for the season and don’t forget to enjoy your family and friends.

You can read the rest of Ms. Metzgar’s ‘Seven Ways to Simplify Christmas‘ ideas here – CLICK HERE to read more.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! ~Mia


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