As we move towards Christmas, this year feels different.
Normally I’m full speed ahead in the Christmas spirit, but it’s like I don’t want to leave the posture of November’s focus in gratitude. Even as I move to decorate the tree and blare the Carpenters Christmas album when I go Christmas shopping, my heart is reluctant to let go of Thanksgiving. I suppose that was the point of the gratitude giving challenge.
Maybe this has always been a natural thing for you- to maintain an attitude of thanks year ’round. For me it’s new, it’s foreign, and it changes everything. Because if I’m being truthful, moving towards the holidays can be hard.