All I Want for Christmas is Rest

Decluttering our spirit this Christmas.

As we closed a committee meeting last week, I reminded the group that our next gathering would be our annual Christmas party. There was a collective gasp, but the calendar didn’t lie. Yet again, the days and months had flown swiftly by, and talk of mangers and mistletoe meant that the pace was about to pick up even more.

To speak of rest at this time of year is thought laughable by most. The idea of carving out margin — that open space in our calendars and our minds and our spirits that buffers the competing demands on our lives and makes room for creativity and reflection and being — gets written once more in the crazy dream column of our list for Santa.

“All I want for Christmas is rest.”    Read more…

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