This season makes me jingle!!!
Don’t judge, be happy with me, for I am in love with the thrills & excitement the Christmas season brings!
I especially cherish how the thanksgiving celebration heralds this season of love and merriment.
I love how the year-long events have amassed into bountiful achievements.
I love the gratitude it raises within me and the opportunity to look inward and count my blessings.
As I grew older😊, I stopped assessing my goals at intervals and focused on counting my blessings as the former always leaves me disgruntled, entitled, and with the thought that I haven’t ticked off enough boxes.
This Christmas is particularly outstanding for me because I have encountered many ‘near misses this year. I am full of gratitude.
I almost lost my mum to stroke, but God delivered, healed, and gave her another lease of life.
I almost watched my baby sister graduate and complete the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exercise without a mum, who sowed the most seeds of love in her, leaving without seeing her succeed.
I almost sacrificed my health when I ignored taking care of myself. Frequent severe back and waist pain jolted me back to reality.
I almost gave up on myself when expectations from work stretched me beyond my comfort zone.
I almost lost my relationship with my friends when I repeatedly chose work over spending time with them.
I almost lost meaningful conversations with my kids when I prioritized the notifications from my phone over their engaging stories.
I almost lost the banter and light in my relationship with my #everydaymancrush when the demands of life almost overwhelmed our commitment to love, laughter, and friendship
I am grateful that the ‘near misses’ did not happen. God was too merciful and gracious to fail me. So, I am focusing on living right and valuing new opportunities to love, build relationships and renew trust.
I am taking on this season intentionally. I am taking time to crush on myself, love my boyfriend of life, indulge my kids, spend time with family, friends, loved ones, and just live!
It has been one heck of a year, and I am over-excited and out to celebrate unreservedly.
Have you gotten into the groove of the season yet???