12 Days of Christmas Review
This year I participated in Stephanie’s 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. With all of the many things that were going on during the Christmas season, I have to admit, it was a little bit much for me. But here is what I learned. The first few days were not a problem. I made some significant plans and followed through. The next few days, I didn’t have specific plans. My head would hit the pillow and I would think, “Darn it!! I forgot to do some random act of kindness today!!” At which point, the Spirit would gently remind me that I had spend half an hour talking on the phone with a sister who needed support and comfort, or I had baby sat on the spur of the moment for a friend, or I had taken dinner to so and so. I realized that I lived the 12 Days of Christmas challenge, without much thought. It was a normal part of my life.
After day 7, I quit worrying about it.
Some things I would like to do better next year:
- have a specific plan for each day
- include the children in the planning and implementation (this year I talked about it with them, but I would like them to either help do something fun or practice it on their own and then report their efforts to the group…maybe during Family Home Evening?)
- follow through on each day
- start making the plan maybe in July!
This is the second year I have participated in the 12 days of Christmas. Last year I focused on one person. This year I tried to participate with Stephanie’s ideas. I do really like the fact, when I am focusing on giving to others, the holiday does have more meaning for me, especially as a random act to multiple people.
Thanks for the ideas!!