I actually saw a few decorations for sale in August. (I've repressed the memory of which store.)
And so the non-Christmas stuff is lying around with some Christmas stuff... and well,
I started breathing again.
Sometimes we have to talk to ourselves.
And remind ourselves that the ONLY thing we HAVE to do in life is die and pay our taxes.
Whew. That puts things in perspective.
|And you don't even have to carry on. You can rest. :)|
Really, stress over Christmas is crazy on many levels.
Thinking about friends who have cancer,
or who have lost loved ones in the past year (through death or divorce),
or who don't have the money to do Christmas at all,
or who are lonely, depressed, etc....
well, they give me perspective.
I was needing to settle down and think about them.
They do give perspective to my Christmas mess.