Managing Holiday Expectations

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Happy Thanksgiving to All!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who are continuously praying for me and supporting me here in China. You all know, who you are!  May The Lord continue to give you back a thousandfold blessings! Once again…thank you!

Today, I would like to blog about the holidays…

Holidays are just around the corner and  we have our own expectations about it. But, how do we really handle such expectations?  Are our expectations in line with the true meaning and reason for Thanksgiving and Christmas? Well, I found this great article which I wanted to share with you from Liz Holst wherein she presented how to manage  holiday expectations and  “The 5 Steps to Holiday Sanity.”

Here is an excerpt from Liz Holst’s article:

Thanksgiving is upon us, and Christmas just around the corner, and with this coupling come lots of expectations. For years I wrestled with how to navigate the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas with some semblance of sanity. Truth is, I still struggle with managing “the Holidays” well. Who will be home? What are the lingering family tensions? How can I make it special for friends who will walk through the front door? The questions, and stresses, go on and on.

I knew I was in big trouble one year when I fell prey to the jewelry commercials that convinced me my husband loved me only if he gave me diamonds. Really? Well, I bought it — obviously a small, neatly wrapped package with a sparkly red bow represented true love. When that package wasn’t under the tree, and my Christmas Day was ruined, I knew I needed to take a closer look at my heart and try to find out what was going on.

Are there any “idols” hiding in your holiday expectations? Go and check out Liz’s full article and I pray that this will be an eye opener for you!

Happy Thanksgiving once again!

God bless you all!

Blogging for my King,

Joyce

 

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