Sunday, December 7, 2008


I am so excited for the Christmas season.  It is my very very favorite time of the year for many reasons.  I love making gingerbread cookies and lasagna, watching silly Christmas movies, and doing the towel theatre.  But most of all I love that this time of year people don't look at you funny for being exuberant about service.  I love thinking of fun things to do to serve and giving people little Christmas surprises but this year I'm afraid I'm going to be too stressed out to do anything really special.  I really hate that finals have to come right before Christmas.  For me commercialism is not so much an interfering factor with the Christmas spirit as stress is.  I have so much stuff to get done I feel swamped.  What makes it worse is the guilt of not doing all the cute Christmasy things I want to do.  So this year, I'm going to have to figure out a way around the Christmas time problems.  I really really do want to honor my savior in my little gifts because he gave us the greatest of gifts, eternal life through his sacrifice.  So this is my goal to figure out little things that I can do when I have a couple minutes so that it won't add too much to my stress but I can still feel like I am trying in some small respect to show my gratitude for his incredible sacrifice.