Holiday stress. A reason to rejoice?

I feel a little stress this week.

Why? Because I have too much.  Yup, that’s what it boils down to.

Here’s what I mean:

  • A job writing for a company whose product helps save people’s lives;
  • An family of origin who still loves getting together to celebrate Christmas;
  • A family I helped create who loves tradition;
  • A book club that gives back to the community;
  • A choir that welcomes my flute;
  • Amazing people who I meet to interview for the newspapers I write for;
  • Neighbors who feel comfortable dropping by;
  • A treasure trove of Christmas decorations;
  • The ability to sew and knit and even crochet;
  • An extended virtual family of friends and colleagues;
  • A faith that anchors and comforts me.

Now there, self. That’s just off the top of my head.

These things should be reasons to rejoice not a source of stress. Perspective. Perspective. Perspective.

How is your holiday season going this year? Please leave a comment below.

And, if you’re a praying person, please say one for my friend Gloria’s granddaughter. She’s fourteen. She lives in Texas, and she’s disappeared.  It’s been over a week.