When We Gather Around the Tree

When We Gather Around the Tree ~ Christin Ditchfield

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” ~ Charles Dickens Every year for as long as I can remember, my family has had this Christmas tradition: Early in the morning, after an even earlier big breakfast that includes everybody’s favorite foods, we gather around the tree to read the Christmas story and distribute […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

“O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.” ~ William Shakespeare Earlier I shared some thoughts on Being Thankful Even When You Don’t Feel Like It and 5 Things You Can Do to Have a Happier (Less-Stressed) Holiday. Today just for fun, I’d like to share a few of my favorite […]

5 Things You Can Do To Have a Happier (Less-Stressed) Holiday

Five Things You Can Do to Have a Happier Less-Stressed Holiday

This time of year, it’s so easy to feel more stressed than blessed. Overwhelmed by all the extra commitments and responsibilities. Anxious, hassled, frazzled. But it doesn’t have to be that way! It’s true that some things are out of our control… life happens, even at the holidays. Maybe even especially at the holidays. But […]