On the fifth day of Christmas…

Are you finished with your Christmas shopping yet?  That seems to be the lead in question to any conversation these days.  Today, in light of the mounting pressure we are facing I wanted to share a little bit of laughter (it’s like a release valve for the tension) and a reminder to not let the pressures of the season rule over your holiday.

This little bit of wisdom came from Sticky Notes for the Soul.  This was December 15th’s note…

I will not bow down to pressures this Advent.  I will only bow down before you, Lord.  It’s the wavering between gods that has me sinking.  It’s the wavering between the gods of things and the God of everything – that’s what has me flailing and drowning soundless in it all.  Jesus, the gift, comes to give me freely through His passion what every other god forces me to get through performance.

I think this is a worthy reminder for anytime of the year.  Replace “Advent” with any day of the week and make this your mantra for the new year because it is so easy to get caught up in the pressures of performance that it overshadows everything else and robs your life of joy.

And finally, because shopping is truly a reality of the season, and laughter is good for the soul, I wanted to share this clip of the quest for the perfect gift.  Can you relate?

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