Exodus 17: 11-12
As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up–one on one side, one on the other–so that his hands remained steady till sunset.
Everybody needs help sometimes. And one of those times is certainly Christmas!
I don’t know what it is about Christmas that brings the perfectionist out in a lot of us–even those of us that aren’t usually that way. But we went to create the perfect Christmas. Perfect gifts–Perfect decorations–Perfect meal….Perfect…Perfect…Perfect!
If we let it, this idea of the “perfect” Christmas can ruin Christmas.
We DO NOT have to do everything ourselves. ASK FOR HELP. If you don’t then you have no one to blame for your exhaustion but yourself. The above verse shows that even Moses needed help. Everyone does! It’s a fact of life. I used to hate having to admit that I couldn’t do something and that I needed help.
No more. And you know what?
I’ve found that most people are more than willing to help. In fact, they enjoy helping. It makes them feel good.
So forget the “perfect” Christmas and let others enjoy the season, too.
Let them help bake the goodies. Especially the cookie decorating.
Make putting up the Christmas tree and other decorations a family event. Buy a few pizzas and make it a party!
Invite your elves to help with the shopping and wrapping of gifts. No, it won’t look perfect but it doesn’t have to!
And give yourself a break and remember…if you need help, ask for it.
GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!