This time of year everyone seems to be in a great big rush, a blight to what this lovely time of year really should be. Everyone is scurrying about like mice in a maze trying to reach their slice of cheese, not stopping to really notice the quiet beauty all around. Our society is in a constant pulse of drive and go, go, go every second of every day.
As mothers we set the tone for our homes, the tone that will affect our husbands and children. When we are stressed and feeling rushed, so does our family. Our children look to us on how to act in certain situations, and how to respond to life's uncertainties. How do you want your children to see you, to see this holiday? Hopefully with peace, love, joy, and the importance of savoring this time with family. If we are in a constant mode of rushing around, our children will get anxious and our husbands come home to an atmosphere of stress. Where is the peace in that? Let us slow down, let us take time to be with our husbands and children. Let us teach our little ones that there is much joy to be found in the stillness of winter. We don't have to always be doing and going, we can enjoy one another in the calm of this season. I encourage you today, to take the time during this season of cold weather and festivities of Christmas to just be still, and take it all in. Really be present for your family. Show them the joy to be had in the tranquility of being together.