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  • Writer's pictureDawn Wallis

Don't Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle

Is this, as the song suggests, truly the most wonderful time of the year? For many it is stressful. Emotional. Exhausting. Hurried. Harried. Time runs short and so do tempers. The frustration of finding the perfect gift, then battling the traffic to buy it wears on every exposed nerve. As the year winds down, some reflect back and wonder what, if anything was accomplished over the last 12 months. The hope, peace, joy, and love of Advent are lost in the busyness of consumerism. So what is the answer to calm a heart and relieve a weary mind? To untangle your tinsel, so to speak? I believe it can be found in a simple word, “rest.” Not rest as in a nap, but maybe for some it is, but rest as in resting your mind. Stop worrying. Matthew 6:34 reads, “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” This Christmas season, I am being intentional about resting my ever-running mind. Trying to savor little moments. Curling up on the couch with the hubs and the pup to watch a Christmas movie. Dancing around the kitchen to Christmas songs. Taking a walk. Savoring a hot cup of tea. Baking gingerbread. Reading a Christmas book (by the way, have you read my free Christmas short story yet😉) If you’re finding your tinsel is in a tangle, let me encourage you to stop. Breathe. Rest. Relax. I’d also love to hear how you untangle your tinsel.

Don't get your tinsel in a tangle

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