Christmas doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful. The truth is sometimes we burn the turkey and overcook the ham. We hang up lights only to realize half of them don’t work. We forget to buy a Christmas gift for a friend, and you have family members that drive you crazy.
I will never forget the year our water heater broke. We were living in our old house, and it was a couple of days before Christmas. The water heater was in a closet in the garage, and water seeped in through the wall into the living room.
I panicked when I realized all of the gifts under the tree were soaked, and I began to open the boxes. My sons were six and eight- years-old at the time, and when they saw me opening gifts the decided to help.
They tore the wrapping paper off the boxes and in a matter of minutes my living room was a disaster area. Luckily, none of my sons’ gifts were under the tree, and only a few items were ruined.
Things happen and part of getting through life without dying of a heart attack is learning to handle situations that we have no control over.
It’s a great to plan ahead, but be flexible and learn to go with the flow. The older I get the less I worry and the more I enjoy the holidays.
In your quest for making everything perfect don’t lose sight of what the holidays are all about.
Life is too short to worry about things that don’t matter.
Celebrations are supposed to be joyous. If they are not then what is the point.