Thursday, December 11, 2014
Day 89 Oh Christmas Tree
Everything I Need to Know about Christmas I learned From a Little Golden Book starts out, “Christmas is coming! ..Yikes! …there’s just so much to do.” So even with my cracked rib I managed to get the tree up and decorated over Thanksgiving weekend.
Growing up our family had the infamous hodgepodge tree with silver tinsel but I longed for a perfect looking department store Christmas tree. So when I left the my childhood humble abode, I strived for a lookalike. Even though I never quite made it, I attempted a department store tree clone every year and tried a different yearly theme. This year it’s “white, gold, angels, and crystal stuff.” I love sitting in my Buddha position writing on my computer with the glow of the tree lights and remembering the significance of every ornament. It brings a peace.
Then I hear a CRASH, bang, and snap and down goes the tree. Now I have a themed leaning tree. Well, “Christmas is coming and there is so much to do” and it is even worse when you have to do it twice! So much for perfection but a good lesson -try not to be so precise and try to be comfortable with imperfection.
Even perfection has its limits, but your commands have no limit (Psalm 119:96)
Posted by Cindy Marie