I love Christmas. I’ve never been a fan of the commercial hype, but have only gotten less and less so. I like to keep things focused on the Reason, simple, and enjoyable.
In other words, you won’t find me out standing in long lines or dodging pepper spray on Black Friday. I’m not one to flip out over what to cook for dinner or what to get the kids. I like to give the house a thorough cleaning (although no two room ever seem to get and stay clean at the same time), pull out the Playmobil nativity, set up my burgeoning tree collection, put lights up inside the house, make cookies for the neighbors with the kids, play board games, and just relish the peacefulness. And if you want to get away from the bustle for a cup of coffee, I’m the one to call–I’ll fit it (and you!) in.
But, if you’re hustling and bustling and need to slow down for a more scenic view, I’ve got a surefire method for doing so.
Sprain your ankle.
I hope you don’t take my advice–it leans towards the painful side.