This contradictory advice hit my inbox this morning from web marketing guru Seth Godin (http://www.sethgodin.com/) . In a hustle-bustle season, as minds fill with to-do lists, cookies to bake, money to spend (and stress about), boxed decorations and parties to throw, why not stand back and just stand there? Just be.
By just standing I can appreciate those relic ornaments on our tree. My favorite is the one we received the first year we were married. It has a bride (with veil) and groom bear (yes, bears!) and says, “Our First Christmas”. I admit that it is totally corny, but I love it! When I am still I can remember that Christmas sixteen years ago in Kentucky with my husband’s family. I remember what a special season it was to be that young, hopeful and in love. Most ornaments on our tree have a story or pleasant emotion connected to them, but because I am always doing something, I miss the sweet meaning.
Instead of rushing to complete your next something, slow down and soak up the small details that are at the heart of Christmas. In other words, don’t just do something, stand there! Thanks Seth.