Well, maybe number 2 didn’t happen in it’s entirety(!) but it was still a relaxing ‘holy day’ time. All of our family, minus one sibling and family in Phoenix for the winter, is in town and we were able to spend time with them all. We stuffed our faces with food – chocolates, turkey, sea pie, chocolates, surprise spread, more appetizers, and yes, still more chocolate. Up to the mountains we went on Boxing Day, down into our office we worked on payroll, around back in the garage to work on projects to completion, and into our yearly planners we planned for 2015. We skated, laughed, made numerous trips to home depot, found thankfulness, lounged, hosted our company christmas party, stayed up much too late, ATE, revelled at our Saviour’s life, talked … had a wonderful time.
As great as I can remember it and tell you all the lovely things, sometimes in those moments it’s not easy to see how good I really have it. Sure, there may have been forgettable tantrums, fights, accidents, misunderstanding in the mix…but through what I remembered and what actually happened, I GOT to celebrate and have traditions while being with family. I didn’t have to, I GOT to. In moments like these (with such busy-ness) if I don’t choose thankfulness, those seconds can get convoluted and all very about “me” way too fast.
“Everything good comes from You …” – Psalm 16:2
Nothing about how wonderful my life seems boils down to how ‘awesome’ I am. It all adds up to this “goodness” I get to receive from my Father.
And not only does He want to give us good …
“You show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.” – Psalm 16:11
Life is beauty, good, and joyful with God. If it be a Christmas memory or the first fun(!) day hitting it back at normal life, it is all good when we celebrate what He has given us. Direction, joy, and eternal pleasure …
“Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God, our Father …” – James 1:17
This is a good year. Happy New Year, friends!