The wait is hard. Especially if you've got kids.
We want to hurry it up. We want to hustle bustle from where we were to what's going to happen next. We hate the wait.
But the wait is a gift. Because in the wait...well, that's where everything happens.
John Lennon said "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." While we wait for the supposed to happen, we need to remember to focus on what's actually happening. That's where the treasures are. That's where life takes place.
And while Christmas is first and foremost on our mind, this doesn't just apply to Christmas. We're always waiting for something. Morning. Night. A bonus check. A free moment. A child to sleep through the night. A spouse to come home. Healing to be brought to someone we love. A get together with a friend. A night of excitement. A day where nothing is planned.
So while the craziness and impatience and want to get there ramps up, take note of what's happening in the meantime. In the between now and then. Don't waste those moments.
The wait is a gift. The wait is where everything else happens.
Check out the previous posts in my December
Gifts That Can't Be Wrapped Series:**