I’ve learned a few things in my short time on this earth…one of the most valuable lessons is “that less is more”. It is human instinct for us to long for more, to compare ourselves to our neighbors and friends, and to want the newest and best of everything. In reality none of it is really needed.
We don’t need stuff to be happy, to measure success, to spread Christmas cheer, or to love people. Bottom line, if I care more about stuff than people, then I’ve got my priorities screwed up and I miss the joy of this season.
Everyday I remind myself how blessed I am to have a God who loves me, a family who puts up with me, and the “stuff” to meet my daily needs.
So what are my favorite things (in no order particular order)….working for positive people, when a student has a light-bulb moment, learning from people at the nursing home, red dirt country music, my mama and daddy, my Sunday school class, the gym, learning to play cards from my grandma, my 30 minute drive to work, the smell of bread in the oven, a golden wheat field, learning to dance in Ecuador, a warm summer night, riding in a car with my toes on the dash, eating peanut butter straight of the jar, deal shopping, grace, a Savior who was born and died to save you and me…I could go on and on.
So my favorite things aren’t stuff. They are people, places, memories, experiences, opportunities, and hope that is found through our Savior.
And during the busy season I hope we all remember (including myself) that stuff is just stuff. Let’s remember to bless those around us with time, memories, patience, laughter, and grace because we are blessed by loving a God.
This Christmas season I pray you realize how truly blessed you are and you share it with those around. And know, that we, at Perry Farms are blessed that you have choose to make us a part of your family.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours! May you be blessed this Christmas Season!
Until next time,