Despite the month's occupied minutes, this is still one of my favorite seasons. Not only does the world recognize the birthday of my savior, but people's hearts are so open - to give and receive. I think in the midst of chaotic traditions (some of which I totally love, by the way) there is just a rawness in each person. Allowing themselves to feel. I've been praying that my heart would be open to bless as well as receive - sometimes it's easy to get caught up just prepping and being part of things that I don't see the blessing people are being TO me.
Like my kids. Their innocence and pure perspective of life is so refreshing. We had a
I know I constantly write about wanting life to be simple ... it's because I do, and I can't shake it. I want simple answers like that to be what changes days or even lives. I want the unembellished rawness of people to be what I connect with. And crazily enough, even with all the decorations and trimmings of the season, it's like I said: I feel like people open themselves up this time of year to just be ... themselves.
I hope you open up and receive the blessings that this season have to offer ... whether if it's what I love about it or not. Embrace what side of the spectrum you need to grow in - if that be receiving more or giving more. This time is meant to be celebrated, so lets!
pic pix: the start of our advent gifts (still haven't wrapped December 7th and on