Magical! Oh this past Saturday was magical! It was the boys very first viewing of "The Nutcracker" and man oh man did it live up to my extremely high expectations of it delighting my children.
As the curtain rose, Champ pointed out to me that we were about to sit still-as a family-FOR ALMOST 2 HOURS!- during the Christmas season. Why yes! "The Nutcracker" is an elixir at face value, but it was also hypnotic due to it's unexpected offering this weekend: a chance to sink happily into a holiday dreamland. No cares, no schedules, no place to be for a full evening. This year especially, it was such a welcomed reprieve. Lots going on here these days, even as we daily reset to keep focused on our faith and the great birthday celebration only days away. Prioritizing can only get one so far though, I know what to focus on, but it does not mean my heart won't race toward all the things I'm not doing or have yet to do.
I tell you gang, this is the tip that hit me full on this weekend: continue to sort through what's important to you during this holiday season. Stick to it, but don't be surprised if MAGIC penetrates through your plans when you least expect it. There is always room for more magic, don't you think? And what better time for it to appear with all it's snow tinted glitter, and downy fluff feathers, and hot cocoa smiles, and red cinnamon flames than during Christmas?