One of my favorite new inspirational songs is called “Breathe” by Johnny Diaz. (If you click on the title, Breathe, you will be taken to YouTube and you can listen to it.) I think this song is especially appropriate for this season.
It is so easy to get caught up in the preparations for Christmas – decorating, shopping, baking, more shopping, wrapping, concerts, parties – that we forget to slow down and spend time with the One whose Son was born on Christmas. These things that keep us busy are not bad things. Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas lights, music, finding just the right gifts (although I’m not too fond of wrapping the gifts I buy) and getting together with friends and family. But sometimes I’m so tired by Christmas Eve. This year I want to enjoy the days leading up to Christmas and, even more, I want to spend time with my Heavenly Father each day.