savoring the season…

I’m my own worst enemy… I think I’ve said this before on this blog and I’m sure I will say it again.  It’s true.  I expect much more out of myself than others do… I hold myself to a higher standard than others do… and I take on way too much, sometimes.

This time it was this blog.  I’ve signed up for 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies with April at Abby Sweets, I’ve jumped in on Brenda’s Gratitude Challenge at Garden of Learning and I have several TOS Crew Reviews coming up.  I’ve joined in on Ann‘s Multitude Monday and  Emily’s Tuesday’s Unwrapped.  In case no one has noticed, I’ve blogged much this month… overkill, I think….

As I was packing on Wednesday, gathering the things that 5 people and a dog need for 3 days away…. I packed my computer, powercord and upcoming reviews.  As soon as it was packed, I felt the Spirit’s prompting… I unpacked it, turned it off and laid it aside. 

This is a season of thanksgiving.  A time with family to rest, relax and remember.  A few days of family, football and food.  Not a time to feel obligated to blog.  It’s also not a time to feel like I need to get a few reviews done ahead of time. 

Instead, of feeling obligated to post a recipe for 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies, I’ve spent time with my family… cooking, eating, cleaning up.  Instead of posting another day of gratitude, I’m spending time talking, laughing, planning with those I love.  Instead of working ahead, I’ve read, slept and watched a lot of football with my men. 

I don’t know why I thought I must bring my computer.  There are many computers around here… ones that I can jump on once a day to check emails and blog a quick post… and then, get back to enjoying some time off.

I’m so thankful for the Holy Spirit’s prompting to leave the computer at home and to savor the season with those I love!

Categories faith, family

5 thoughts on “savoring the season…

  1. I love this post. Isn't it the truth! The Spirit totally keeps me in check. So glad you left it and are having a good time with your family!

  2. That's great, Heidi, it's wonderful that you heard and listened to that still, small voice of God. I'm like you in taking on too much sometimes. BTW, did you know Emily is taking a break (or maybe ending for good?) Tuesday's Unwrapped? I guess this season makes everyone reevaluate priorities… We'll be on vacation this coming week, and no computers! Blessings to you, Heidi, my friend!

  3. Amen and Amen! God bless you, sweet friend!

  4. That is awesome, there is nothing like quality time with loved ones.

  5. I'm glad you have been able to spend some quality time with your family. I haven't been on much the last few days either. I want/need to take advantage of my hubby's time off.

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