Thinking About Others

Most schools in this area are on break. However, my daughters’ school is not one of them. They continue to go to school through Wednesday. Today I volunteered in my first grade daughter’s classroom. If you are lacking a little spirit this holiday season, then you should volunteer in a first grade classroom too. 🙂 Among all of the giggles and excitement, I realized how easy it is to feel stressed this time of year. There is just so-much-to-do.  But it’s not the doing that matters.

This afternoon my oldest daughter brought a note home about a boy in her class. His family lost their home in a house fire last weekend. I can’t even imagine the stress (on top of the loss and grief and frustration) this family feels. Unfortunately it gives me a little perspective.

No matter how overwhelmed I am,  I must remember that life is good. It is frantic and chaotic and a little busy at times, but this is part of what makes it perfect. This holiday season I’m accepting the imperfection and rejoicing in the life in my house.