It’s that time of year again. The holidays are here. It’s the season of Christmas lights, holiday treats, and family gatherings. It’s the season of shopping, cooking, wrapping presents, and sending Christmas Cards. A few days ago, I heard a friend say; “I do enough. I have enough. I am enough.” And I can’t seem to get these words out of my head. Especially, during this hectic holiday season.
We live in a culture that tells us we need to do more, buy more, and be more.
We compare our insides to everyone else’s outsides, (thanks to social media) and then we shame ourselves into thinking that what we’re doing is not enough. We run around telling everyone how busy we are. We juggle too much and live under the anxiety and stress of doing it all and doing it perfectly . Where did these lies come from? And, why do we buy into them? Our consumer mentality is stealing our joy, our peace, and the meaning of what the Holidays are truly about.
So, this year, I am choosing to remember that “I do enough. I have enough. I am enough.” This year, I am taking the time to think and pray about what my priorities truly are for this season. When I am clear about my priorities, the rest of my life becomes simple. My priorities help me to know when to say “yes,” and when to say “no.”And for me, it really is that simple. This year, I am choosing to not complicate. I am choosing simple. I am choosing love. I am choosing peace. I am choosing to remember that “I do enough. I have enough. And I am enough.”