Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Monday, December 22, 2008

fighting christmas stress.

my christmas cards are not finished. and, quite obviously, they are not mailed and will not be to their intended destinations until AFTER christmas. i am not finished wrapping gifts. i have not finished shopping for gifts. almost. but not quite. i have a story due today. i have lots of dirty laundry. my house is not perfectly clean, not smelling of cinnamon and pine, a roaring fire is not roaring and we are not gayly humming christmas carols. the babies are fussy, and i need to shower. i also have a couple etsy orders to fill and one to mail.

i know i need to light a candle (yes, cinnamon, please) and turn up the music despite the state of my unfinished to-do list.

who cares if everything is not perfectly finished, washed, sparkling and sure to thrill its recipient before christmas morning?

i do.

but i'm trying not to because my other option is to just be disappointed.


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