Yesterday, I did a little Christmas shopping. It was a nightmare! The traffic was horrific, you could hardly find a place to park, no shopping carts to be found, people scurrying about-climbing over each other like ants clustered on a piece of food; and the line…the check out line was ridiculous! They had only three cashiers working, and the line extended from the front of the store, almost to the back! That’s when I asked myself…”WHY did I come Christmas shopping????”
My last stop was the Dollar Tree. I had to pick up wrapping paper, ribbon, and paper goods. My son got out of school early, so he tagged along. He loves the dollar store…all the cheap toys he can con me into buying…after all…”They’re only a dollar, mom!”
As we milled about the store, I spotted the bubble wrap!! That is MY go-to thing for stress! LOL! I find it very relaxing to sit and pop all those little bubbles! I know! It sounds a little “goofy”, but I’m sure there are some other folks out there that like doing it too…. I bought a roll!
This time of year is my favorite. I LOVE Christmas! But it can get stressful with all the hectic shopping, spending way too much, buying for someone ONLY because they buy for you, trying to out-do the other guy in your gift giving, etc.
This is the time of year for PB&J! You may be asking…”What does Peanut Butter and Jelly have to do with Christmas???
I’m not talking about Peanut Butter and Jelly…. I’m talking about PRAYER…BUBBLE WRAP…AND JESUS! That’s all you need folks! Believe me…it works! 🙂 Try it…especially Prayer, and Jesus. Honor HIM in this Holiday Season! Leave the commercial side of Christmas for the world, and remember what Christmas is really about. Jesus became flesh, and dwelt among us to experience what we go through so He could understand us better; then He died to save us from our sins! That is the ONLY reason He came that Christmas night so long ago!
When stress comes knocking….
- FALL TO YOUR KNEES IN PRAYER
- FIND A QUIET PLACE WITH YOUR BUBBLE WRAP
- THANK JESUS FOR HIS OBEDIENCE TO THE FATHER…FOR BECOMING HUMAN AND ESPECIALLY FOR DYING FOR YOUR SINS!!
PB&J…IT’S ALL YOU NEED!