Only 16 Shopping Days…

…’til Christmas. Don’t hate me. I finished my Christmas shopping several weeks ago. If it makes you feel any better, I still have many things to do. I haven’t sent out my Christmas cards yet. In fact, I still need to buy the stamps. And I need to make some goodies and treats for special friends, neighbors, Sunday school teachers, etc. I haven’t wrapped anything either! And there are a couple of small handmade things I need to finish. And…is my list making you weary?

This time of year, many of us are weary. Take a deep breath and hang in there. In just 16 days, you’ll be sitting amidst a heap of torn wrapping paper, empty boxes and tangled ribbons breathing that satisfied sigh of relief as your family delights in those carefully chosen gifts. And I know that out of sheer gratitude, those same family members will volunteer to clean up the mess and maybe even to clean the entire house for the next year! We can dream, can’t we?

Blessings to you,

P.S. Looking for a gift idea for the writer in your family? How about the book “Writing so Heaven Will Be Different?” It’s an anthology for writers, and here’s a shameless plug; I wrote one of the chapters in the book. Each chapter contains the story of a writer and how attending the Write to Publish writer’s conference has played a role in his or her writing journey.

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