I know I have been lax in my blogging lately and I am sorry. I have been busy directing our Sunday School Christmas play/program for the last 6 weeks and have not had the time I wanted for all the other things that bring me joy. The play was Sunday night and was a success. The children were exceptional and the adults were wonderful! I had a great cast. The Sunday School gifted me with a beautiful Christmas arrangement for my hard work and the children gifted me with a lovely bouquet. I was very touched, it is always nice to be thanked for your hard work and willingness to give of your time. With that being said I found my Christmas Spirit this weekend. Our Pastor has been speaking on making time for Christ this season and I focused my program on that same theme and as I thought about his message and watched our play I realized that in my busyness I had not made the time to put Christ in the center of my Christmas. I was too busy trying to be perfect, too busy with my children, too busy with my husband, too busy with my clients and their hair needs and yes I was even too busy with my church. I hadn't taken the time to be thankful and grateful for the gift that was given to all of us ....the reason we have Christmas....Jesus Christ our Savior. I reevaluated my motives and my wants and needs and busyness, I found my center again and finally have a smile and a gladness for this Christmas season, a purpose as to why I am Celebrating Christmas.