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Merry Christmas Eve Eve

I am really excited for Christmas… really.  I can’t wait to see the kids open their gifts and see Mr. John’s family on Christmas Eve and my family on Christmas day.  The food the fun, it’s going to be great!  But, there’s also this feeling I’m trying to shake.  I guess the best way to describe it is a mini funk and even typing that makes me feel stupid and selfish.  The feeling mostly comes from trying to do everything.  Trying to get everything done, made, clean, and ready.  Trying to keep the right perspective on things.  Trying to get that perfect gift for ______.  Trying not to feel guilty about the things I didn’t have time for.  Trying not to worry about everyday worries too.  Trying… trying… trying…

I’m so blessed and have so much to be thankful for.  I need to stop trying so hard and just enjoy my family and Christmas.  So I was looking for a little inspiration on youtube (of course) when I stumbled upon a clip from Mr. Krueger’s Christmas.  It is a short Christmas movie starring Jimmy Stewart and it is incredibly moving.  Below is a short clip from the movie, but if you haven’t seen it I highly reccomend watching the movie in its entirety. 

I hope anyone and everyone reading this (myself included) can keep things in perspective and find the joy.  Enjoy the beauty around you.  Enjoy your family.  Remember the greatest gift that was given to each of us and the reason we celebrate Christmas: the birth of our Savior.  Merry Christmas!

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