Presence Not Presents 

Christmas is full of planning, stress, and obligations. The anxiety of the day can take over rather quickly. The distractions of the holiday details can blur your view of what is truly important.

Many times this holiday season I have found myself worrying about preparing to have a perfect day. I worry my children will feel disappointed on Christmas morning if I screw something up.

I’ve decided to give up the notion of holiday perfection, accept the flaws, and simply enjoy the time with the people I care about most.

Step back. Be thankful. Live in and enjoy the moment. No one will remember all the presents, exactly what the decorations are, or any of the other fine details you are currently focused on. They will remember your presence.

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