I took this video while shopping at Big Lots yesterday with my kids. I just thought it was too funny to not share it with you! (Not sure what the right adjective is to describe it really, strange? amazing? completely awesome?...you be the judge.)
Anyway...Are you feeling like the Santa in this video? Do you hear the Rocky theme music every time to pull out your Christmas to-do list...or are you ready to throw in the towel on all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays?
A lot of Moms that I talk to are already stressing out about Christmas...and I must admit that I've got a long and growing To-do list as well. Well, it's never too late (or early) to take President Uchtdorf's advice to SIMPLIFY and focus on the Things That Matter Most!
If you are feeling stressed about all of the work that lies ahead of you this Christmas, this month, or even this week, why not take a few minutes to read and reflect on President Uchtdorf's words from the last General Conference--and consider how they might apply to your situation--before diving back in to your holiday preparations?
Here's a great quote to start with from his talk: "If life and its rushed pace and many stresses have made it difficult for you to feel like rejoicing, then perhaps now is a good time to refocus on what matters most."
Speaking of General Conference, if you've received your November 2010 Ensign already, make sure you check out the photos in it...They are AWESOME! They're done in a totally different style than in the past, very personal, joyful, and vibrant. I think being in color really helps with that too. Here are two of my favorites:
To see the rest, you're just going to have to read your Ensign!
And remember to make sure you enter the giveaways that I have going on right now for the Thanksgiving Party on a Poster (ending this Friday)
and the Santa's Helper Giveaway (ending Dec. 1).
PS - I've enjoyed reading all of your comments about what you are most thankful for this year...really inspiring, great stuff. Thanks for helping me to focus on and be thankful for what is truly important!