It’s late morning on Christmas Eve day. Hanukkah also begins this evening. A scroll through my Facebook feed shows me most of my friends and acquaintances all over the world are engaged in some form of last minute holiday preparations. I’ve been sick for the past couple of days, and am pretty weak and tired, so the things we normally do in the days leading up to Christmas – mostly baking – are not going to happen this year. And that’s okay.
As I was thinking about what I wanted to share with this community as a holiday wish, I saw an Instagram post from the amazing Glennon Doyle Melton. In just a part of her message , she managed to say it all…”Rest. Love your people. Done is better than perfect.”
We know that family is real, raw, broken and beautiful all of the time. Holidays magnify that. And that’s okay. Live in the moment, laugh at the messiness, and love with all you have.
So from my perfectly imperfect family, to yours…Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah. Peace be with you.