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Merry Christmas from my heart to yours

December 22, 2017

As we approach Christmas Day, I wanted to send you special wishes from my family to yours, and thank you for following along on my journey and story this past year. From simple home decor to motherhood to natural living with doTERRA, I truly appreciate you taking the time to stop and read!

I posted on social media yesterday that I noticed something about myself over special holidays that has caused me to stop scrolling on “special days”. I would compare, get discontent or feel like my efforts weren’t enough when I scrolled. I would see what someone else posted and start comparing my day or efforts to theirs. Comparison is totally the thief of joy.

So now, on days like Christmas, even if I post a picture, I don’t scroll. I don’t check out what you were up to. It’s one way I protect my heart and cultivate the goodness God has already given me, rather than being dissatisfied and begging for more. He has been so so good, and I would rather focus on that than rate my life by someone else’s highlight reel. How can you protect your heart this Christmas?

We have already celebrated both family Christmases, so we will have a few days of quiet at home eating turkey casserole, french toast in our pj’s, movies, hanging with our daughter, and church on Christmas Eve. I also plan to rest more, read more, paint some and do less picking up and cleaning! And “unplug” from social media. I can hardly wait!

From my home to yours, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope you find ways to protect your God-given heart and gifts, and still your life long enough to celebrate our Emmanuel – God with us.

Merry Christmas friends!

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