Make the Effort
It is officially the last month of the year December and you’re probably thinking where did this year go by.
For some of us the year has been long and challenging. The pandemic has worn down your spirit, body, and mind. For others, it’s one of your better years being in the right place at the right time. The year is not over so you can make this a “December to Remember”!
The last lap of any race usually the runner stands out. Some are winded losing gas, while others shift their speed into another gear leaving the others in the dust. Perseverance and self discipline are finally paying off. All that hard work has given you a reward.
I never liked final exams or papers due around the holidays because of the busyness and fun distractions. Even worse was during wrestling season in high school. I was working out exercising at least twice a day over the holidays because of all the great food and goodies I ate. I had to keep my weight down to wrestle in my weight class.
As you face this last month of December try to lighten up and not be so hard on yourself or others. Life is too short to complain get over stressed, and get angry. All of us could use more patience, self – control, and self – discipline. Rather than bark and bite at shoppers, those causing traffic jams, add some more kindness to your coffee and tea. It will truly make a difference.
If you don’t have the money for gifts then do something nice that doesn’t cost you money, use your time and talent. Write a handwritten letter not email or text, call or visit someone you haven’t seen in a while, watch the kids or grand-kids, or do something different it may surprise you. Give your best effort and finish well this month.
Make this a December to remember my friend, because it is better to make memories rather than have regrets.
May this season draw you closer to the “Light of the World” Jesus Christ because this is why we celebrate Christmas 🎄