Baby, It’s Cold Outside

The last few days have been great weather for this time of year! It’s actually been cold (maybe just cool) enough to wear a jacket or coat all day long. No Texas layers needed! I love it! But, it makes me feel lazy. 

I just want to curl up, read a book, drink hot chocolate (preferably with a decaf shot of espresso), and do nothing. I don’t like that. While I know it’s good to rest, I am called to be a Proverbs 31 woman, not to be a bear in hibernation. 

It has me thinking a little about the nature of our holiday season, though. People have Christmas parties booked from here to next year, food to make, gifts to purchase (and wrap), and just general running around to do. Aside from the fact that this is a busier time of year than usual, it’s cold, and I think our instincts tell us to stay inside and curl up by the fire (even sans fireplace, that’s what mine tell me). So, while you’re busy adding dots to your iPhone calendar, think about scheduling a few times where it’s alright to just sit and be. No guilty feelings–you’re following your schedule! Do it! Add it to your calendar, even if it’s just an hour or so.

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