Finding Peace this Christmas

November 29, 2019  •  4 Comments

 

Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, troubles or hard work; it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

We're all looking for our own peace on earth.  In this season that finds us "making our lists and checking them twice" often we get caught up in planning the perfect Christmas gathering, purchasing just the right gift and making sure we take in all the holiday gathering invitations.  It is important to take time to breathe and give ourselves permission to be still and enjoy the simple moments.  In the hustle and bustle of the season, we can find ourselves trying to plan the perfect holiday celebration when in reality the perfect holiday moments create themselves.  If we simply take time to appreciate and enjoy the people, places, and circumstances that surround us, we will find our Christmas joy.  Country Music duo Cloverdayle encourages us to believe like a child again.

We're all looking for love

We're all looking for our own peace on earth

We're all looking for something or someone to make it better

We're all trying to find a little hope in this hopeless world

We're all chasing the time and losing sight of what really matters

Just keep holding on...

'Cause when the winter wind is bringing in those cold December nights

You'll be believing like a child again, at least for a little while

Dreaming, feeling the season in your heart

When Christmas lights the dark

 

Looking for ideas to make the Christmas holiday less stressful?  Plan ahead, set boundaries for yourself regarding social events and spending.  Too late for that?  There's always next year if you can't make something happen this Christmas start planning now for the New Year.  Drop the guilt you can't do it all.  Forget about trying to create the perfect version of Christmas.  Stop wondering and worrying about what others are doing or buying for Christmas.  This Christmas season make an intention to focus on the relationships that are important to you.  Embrace today's moments and remember there will be future opportunities to celebrate.  Be present in the moment you are in right now.  Make time for what matters.  Enjoy the magic and wonder of the Christmas season. Spend your days making the most of your time with family and friends. Bake the Christmas cookies, build the gingerbread house, hang the mistletoe, deck the halls, trim the tree, sing Christmas carols, build a snowman, watch all your favorite Christmas movies, gather with friends and family...Dream and FEEL THE SEASON IN YOUR HEART!!

 

What if we make it last

What if we don't let go of it

What if we live and laugh and love

Like Christmas never goes away

We can just hold on...

'Cause when the winter wind is bringing in those cold December nights

You'll be believing like a child again, at least for a little while

Dreaming, feeling the season in your heart

When Christmas lights the dark

 

This Christmas let's laugh, love, dream and believe like a child again.  Let's feel the season of peace in our hearts this Christmas season and into the New Year.  Listen to country music artists Cloverdayle perform When Christmas Lights the Dark.  You can check out their music here.

Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is rather than as you think it should be ~ Wayne Dyer

Cloverdayle ~ "When Christmas Lights the Dark"
 
 

 

"And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.  For as members of one body you are called to live in peace.  And always be thankful."  Colossians 3:15

 

May the Spirit of Christmas be found in a peaceful heart this season.  Merry Christmas!


Comments

Born to Fly Girl
Thank you! Being present in the moment we are in creates the most meaningful memories.
Vicki(non-registered)
Chris, the comment in this blog about 'perfect holiday moments create themselves,' really spoke to me. And I believe this is true in all of life. The best moments in life create themselves. Well done.
Born to Fly Girl
Thank you! Wishing you and your family much peace, love and childlike joy this Christmas!
Linda(non-registered)
Chris, this is just beautiful...and it brought me peace just reading it....thank you for your soothing spirit and blog..Merry Christmas dear friend ...
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