Don't you just love what the month of December brings and what it is all about? Prince of Peace, the Joy that comes from Giving, Love that comes from spending time with family and friends and hearing about the acts of Kindness that tugs on each and everyone hearts? The recipes, cookie exchanges, the holiday music, decorating tips this is just a few of the things that makes it such a wonderful time of the year. Old man Winter can be harsh, but we all have to admit we do love a beautiful white Christmas.

It is so important to embrace Peace so don't let it get away. The world has it so backwards, don't try to attempt all things at once. It just adds stress, pressure, chaos and failure to your daily life. Draw some boundaries for yourself by making a daily to do list and prioritize it. Don't etch it in stone revisit it daily see what you have accomplished and was able to mark. Pat yourself on the back for what you did get done and cheer yourself on for what is left to be done. If what you have left to get done is things you do not have the money for, then start researching to see what you can find that is just as good or maybe even better and it fits your budget. My 15 year old grandson told me one time "Nana it is always better when you can make it". Pray ask God to direct your steps. If you seek God over it all, Peace, blessings and order will fall right into place. Just say Lord please take the list and guide my steps.

Proverbs says worry weights us down and a cheerful word picks us up. Write cheerful uplifting words all around you so you see the words everywhere you go and when you wake up every morning it will be the first thing you see. Peace will be a Peace of cake.

Proverbs goes on to say keep vigilant watch over your heart, that is where life starts. Keep your eyes straight ahead on your list ignore all sideshow distractions. I love this because it keeps my heart cheerful and all of the chaos that is all around me doesn't stick or bother me. It is like I am wearing Teflon and it doesn't affect me. That is where I see my Peace kicking in and let me tell you every one that is around you will see that Peace too. It will open the door for a successful life.

Friend, this is the way of Peace and the road out of anxiety and worry. This will help a negative attitude, a feeling of anxiousness and a feeling of being overwhelmed. Success is your story Peace is your trademark!

I love what Abraham Lincoln said "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses". To me I am hearing I can complain because I have a lot to do on my list or I can rejoice for the Peace I have in getting it done and the success that comes when it is done.

A keen mind is a tool for use by all who are attuned to the mind of God. May I have constructive ideas and positive words thus providing a new interest in life and an interest in others and thus be more interesting and helpful. God bless and guide each of you. Mable Jane Garrett Flesner 1890 -1980

Rejoice always,

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