Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday Blessings....

Blessings are definitely abounding and I'm glad I get to link up with my sweet friend Natalie for The Blessing Box today. :)
I have been thinking SO much about not letting myself get wrapped up in busyness this Christmas! I am so guilty of that. When you look at my calendar....it is almost completely full with STUFF! Sometimes I don't feel I can breathe. Granted, a lot of that stuff is wonderful things.....ministering at our church or our Christmas musical. It's all great. But I don't want to "miss Christmas"! I don't want it to pass me by and not take in and celebrate the real meaning of Christmas. I am thankful that Saturday we got to spend a few hours at a nursing home, singing and talking to elderly people. When I think about how many of those people there don't have any family to visit them....It makes me so sad and I want to make it a habit of visiting them more often. I was truly blessed Saturday.
Our families and friends are a blessing. We should never take that for granted. I might be rambling...but I just want to take everything in and live everyday to the fullest. We are only guaranteed TODAY...this moment actually. I don't want anything to pass me by.
So, even though tonight will be very busy...as I will be at play practice really late, I want to enjoy it and love all the people around me.
I'm not sure what all I have said or if I made sense! lol! But I am blessed! Go link up with Natalie and share some of your blessings too. ;)
Have a wonderful night!
Merry Christmas,
Amanda

7 comments:

Emily P. said...

great blessings!

Rebekah said...

That is a wonderful thing! I bet you blessed them just as much!

Leigh Anne said...

hi from the blessing box! i love always getting to "see beyond" the crazyness of christmas and see what really matters. yalls time at the nursing home sounds so sweet, i always enjoy getting to bless them especially at christmas!

LivKit said...

What a great post! Lovely blessing indeed! Very blessed!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mrs. Amanda... I love you....you are my special blessing!! The boys say hi, and they love their Aunt Amanda!!!!!

cait said...

you are so right! the busyness makes me crazy. It's my goal to just soak it in a worship my savior!

Erin said...

I feel the same way. I have a lot of 'stuff' going on. I found making a 'goal list' has helped me focus on the real reason for Christmas and help me find time to enjoy the holiday season. :)