This is Thanksgiving Week. I’m very excited, because we will be having some amazing guests over for dinner on Thursday — they are not only dear friends but Brothers and Sisters in Christ. What a treat! I will need to get organized and prepare a few things these next few days, and especially on Thursday; but I’m really looking forward to celebrating this holiday with our Christian friends.
During such a busy week it’s hard for me to shift into a lower gear and tackle one thing at a time. One of my problems is that I want everything to be perfect — so instead of giving my best to finish each task at its time, I usually end up spending too much time on certain things and then I slide into time pressure.
How about accepting help? Two of the ladies coming over on Thursday offered me their help today. I told them that I will give my best not to be a busy and stressed out Martha but that I will enjoy doing the preparations and, more importantly, that I will accept their help to get things done in time.
Another thing is that in all of this I can easily lose focus on what the festive season is all about. I need to slow down and keep focus on the meaning and the importance of Thanksgiving!
How about you? How do you manage the weekly chores and many tasks coming up during busy times like Thanksgiving or Christmas and other holidays? Is it easy/hard for you to accept help from others? What are some of the things you are grateful for this year?
Here are some quick tips for the coming days:
- Make a plan to organize the week’s tasks.
- Keep in mind what’s so special about the holiday.
- Remind yourself of precious gifts God has given to you. Give thanks for them.