Saturday, November 29, 2008

Then Sings My Soul - A Christmas Reminder

It's the most wonderful time of the year. And for us moms, it can also be the most hectic, stressful, frantic, aggravating, busy, and grumpy time if we aren't careful.

I don't know about you but I can find myself getting so focused on the end result that I forget to enjoy the process. Tasks and to-do lists can consume me until I forget to just soak in the wonder and beauty of the season.

One sweet tradition that we started when the kids were younger is sitting by the Christmas tree in a darkened room with only the lights of the tree illuminated as we sing Christmas carols. Even that simple tradition is getting harder to keep as the kids have become teenagers with evening activities, homework, and other demands on their time.

What a great reminder this beautiful song by Avalon is: Don't Save It All For Christmas Day. The beginning of the song is something I want to remember throughout this next month. . . .and in the months to come.

Don't get so busy that you miss
Giving just a little kiss
To the ones you love
Don't even wait a little while
To give them a little smile
A little is enough. . . .

Take a few moments to listen to this song and commit with me not to save it all for Christmas Day!


Find more songs to bless your weekend at Amy's!


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20 comments:

2TooManyHats said...

That is a great reminder and I love Avalon!

Mel said...

What a great song and I just love Christmas music..Avalon is wonderful!!!

Melanie said...

I think I may have just found my Christmas CD for this year! Thanks for posting this.

Christina said...

What a pretty song to kick off the season with. You know I have never heard this one but I am going to see if I can get this CD on Amazon.

boutcrazy said...

Great song, thanks for reminder to take it easy and focus on the true meaning of Christmas.

Jill said...

Gosh, I never heard this song before! I love it! thanks for sharing it with us.

Blessings to you today!
Jill

Debbie said...

Great song and video of Avalon. I thought the message of this song is one that I want to remember. Love your new tradition of singing with your family. Growing up we stood around the piano as my mother played and we all sang together. It's been too many years of not doing this. I appreciate the reminder of enjoying the process and not just the destination.

samantha said...

This is one of my favorite CHRISTmas CD's. It's in my CD player right now actually! Thanks for sharing!

Alicia said...

Hi there! I've never heard that song before!! I think I'm going to have to go out and purchase it!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Janet Roller said...

LOVE IT! Great message!
Thanks,
Janet

Tim and Vicky said...

Cool song. Never heard it. Thank you.

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Great song to ring in the purpose of Christmas. And yes I too am having trouble finding time to fit in our Christmas traditions. It hard as they get older!

Cathy said...

That was very nice, Linda. I've haven't heard that song before. Thanks for visiting.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Great reminder for us, Linda! Thanks :)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Well, this post hit home. My teenagers are too, what's the word? Nonsentimental for this now. There's no way they'd go for it, and that makes me sad. But I'm sure we can find other ways not to pack it all into one day of meaning.

And as a totally off-subject aside, the word verification for my comment here is actually, "ptoot," and I'm not making that up.

Jamey said...

I never heard this, what a great reminder! thanks for sharing.

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Yes, I can get caught up in all the planning that I lose all the sweetness of the process. Thanks for this post. It's a great reminder to slow down and take it all in.

bp said...

This is such a great song! Thanks for posting it. It has a wonderful message and a good goal to have this Christmas season.

Sherrylinn said...

Great song with a great reminder, thanks.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I was just listening to this song this morning on the way to work! I just love Christmas music...

You're right about getting so wrapped up in preparing that we don't enjoy each other and all the little moments that create the memories.

Xandra