"Do your own work well, and then you will have something to be proud of.
But don’t compare yourself with others." (Galatians 6:4, CEV)
After a quick trip around Blogland this morning, I am stunned
and amazed by all the beautiful sights and tales of Christmas Day.
The majority of our celebrations lie ahead of me yet.
While many of you are cleaning up after the events of yesterday,
I'm spending the day attending to the basics of food preparation, cleaning house,
making up beds, and firming up plans for the weekend.
My house and decorating and planning fall SO short of all I've seen,
and to my horror and shame, I discovered a seed (or weed) of panic, envy and discontent
lurking just under the surface of my consciousness.
Crowding it out, was the memory of the words - GOD'S words through Apostle Paul:
"Don't compare yourself with others."
And so I took the time to find the whole verse.
I NEEDED that - and now I'm off! To do my OWN work well today....
Counting my blessings,
rejoicing with those who rejoice,
weeping with those who weep,
and determined NOT to compare myself with others!
I DID have a quiet, lovely Christmas Day. We spent it
with my parents enjoying a fine meal, table games, a few games of shuffleboard,
and a drive through their small town's Festival of Lights.
And my husband gifted me with the tree (above)
based on an idea I'd "filed" in my Pinterest's Christmas category.
After the weekend, I'll figure out how/if to finish it--
maybe stenciling some words on each "branch".