December 9th? Really?
Didn't I just put up the nativity scene advent calendar?
1 shepherd, and
3 sheep later,
it is nine days into the month. Time flies....
With 16 days left until the Big Day, I wanted to challenge myself with a little exercise.
No, I don't mean literally exercise -- heh heh, that's a good one on your part!
I mean I want to find and name a joy each day.
Not the obvious joys like eating Christmas cookies, or attending parties, or eating Christmas cookies, or singing carols with your kids, or eating Chri..... oh, you get my meaning.
I want to bring to light something that gives me the opposite of an inward mental groan (IMG).
I call it an IHS: Inward Heart Swell.
When my heart swells, it is with one of two things: pride (not always good, except when it comes to my kids) and joy. Soooo, swallowing my pride (and cookies) for the time being, I will post a joyous IHS every day until Christmas. That is what I mean by a challenging exercise.
Today's IHS joy is this:
An ornament I've had since bk (before kids) and is so random! What does a cute widdle bear sitting in a baby swing really have to do with Christmas? Nothing! And yet it is an ornament that is simply irresistible to me. Look at that face! It's just begging for a push! Since my girls were little enough to help with the tree, they, too have been drawn to its random cuteness and have spent playtimes pushing him in his Christmas tree swing.
I guess it's a "he."
Maybe it's the red bowtie.
Would love to hear about your little IHSs of Christmas. Just leave a comment!