Welcome to December

December 1, 2007 — Leave a comment

Where does the time fly?

I’m reminded how often I used to cringe as a kid when I’d hear my parents comment about how fast the holidays seemed to roll around. Now, as a busy husband and father, I seem to be feeling the exact same way.

Life is so hectic these days. We seem to have no trouble at all filling nearly every square inch of our calendar with activity. Of course, some of that business is really just busyness, isn’t it?

We would all do well to be constantly evaluating our activities in light of the things that are most important in life — things like faith, friends, and family.

I have a former client who is facing the holidays this year with recently-diagnosed stage four lung cancer. He was completely asymptomatic and in seemingly perfect health until a routine check-up revealed otherwise. Now he and his family are dealing with the reality of the brevity of life.

We would do well to heed the words of Christ in Matthew 6: “. . . each day has enough trouble of its own.” Let’s not go looking for trouble today. Let’s not push our calendars and our boundaries to their absolute limits. Instead, let’s be grateful for what we have.

Don’t you dare let this Christmas season pass by without you really engaging in the real meaning of it all. Take time to enjoy the sights and sounds. Make time for yourself — and for those you love.

Don’t take one single day for granted.

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