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100 Joys-Christmas Edition

Meg

I'm a week late, but I really want to participate in Sarah Markley's 100 Joys-Christmas Edition.

Last week was a bit rough. After Thanksgiving our company left and the house felt so empty and quiet. My little one had a shot, leaving her rather cranky for a couple of days. In general,  I just felt down in the dumps and under attack. When I looked at our quickly-filling calendar, I felt completely overwhelmed. That's partly why I think this search for joy will be so good for me. With the addition of a little one in our family, our lives have changed so drastically this past year. This Christmas season could go by in a blur if I let it. But I don't want it to. Christmas is my favorite holiday, and I want to get the most out of it. So I hope you enjoy the journey I'll be taking in the next few weeks to find 100 things to be joyful about.

Here goes.
1) This morning I was at the grocery store, buying groceries with my little, screaming daughter when I passed a stand of poinsettias. I had to buy one to grace our house. There's just something about walking into our living room and seeing it on the table that lightens my heart.

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2) I love building family traditions. Our Christmas tree is filled with ornaments from my childhood, from trips my husband and I have taken, and from each of our Christmases together. We pick out a new one to grace the tree each year:). Decorating the tree is a big trip down memory lane. What is more joyful that that?

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3) For years my grandma has  collected a ceramic Christmas village. This year I set it up in my house for the very first time!

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4) I love Christmas pajamas! My little girl has several pairs:)

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5) My daughter's first Christmas. What a precious thing!

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6) This morning my little girl was fussy and just wanted to cuddle with her mommy. I didn't enjoy her fussiness, but I do love feeling needed.

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7) I love coffee-dates with my husband. We've started having them every Sunday before church. So special!

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8) Spending time decorating Christmas cookies with friends brings joy to my heart.

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That's all for now. What can you find joy in this Christmas season?