Sunday, December 6, 2009
It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas at our house!
After spending the last few weeks decorating for Christmas for clients and friends, I am now on to my own.
We got the tree up and decorated, lights outside hung, and much of the inside decor finished. Still some odds and ends to do, but I am trying to stick with my motto to relax and enjoy the holiday, so I am doing a little at a time and trying to savor the moment.
We bought a tree sight unseen from some girls doing a fund raiser for a science trip. I am a bit of a perfectionist and it was hard for me to purchase one in this way. I am usually the "crazy" lady who has the poor lot owner opening up and standing with every tree so I can find the "perfect one". I must say that I would have never picked this tree from a lot, it is flawed and less than perfect. However, once we got it decorated the flaws are hardly noticeable. In fact it is quite beautiful.
It made me think as I was pointing out all of it's faults, that this tree is bit like all of us. Full of imperfections and flaws, yet filled with a beauty that is all our own. There are no "perfect" people and no "perfect" Christmas. Even the first Christmas was not perfect. The King of Kings had to be born in a manger, in a stable. Talk about Mary not having the Perfect Christmas.
But, there was joy and beauty in the moment. In spite of things not being perfect Mary gave birth to perfection. The only Perfect one.
May we all be willing to look beyond the "flaws and imperfections" in one another and our agendas, finding the good and the beauty in the moment as we celebrate the season of Christ's birth.
Posted by Debbie@ Love the Decor! at 8:36 PM