Happy December, everyone! Are you as excited about this month as I am?? I absolutely love the Thanksgiving-Christmas season. I know, so is just about everyone else, but it’s such a special time!
To me, ringing in December officially welcomes winter. Oklahoma weather disagrees and has kept it in the 60’s and 70’s off and on the past two weeks, but I’m determined to embrace winter regardless.
Some people may scoff at my childlike love of Christmas, but why wouldn’t you embrace the season? When I look at the world, it can be hard not to be discouraged or depressed. There’s a lot going on in my life lately that I either can’t share publicly or don’t have the words to yet. But I’m deeply craving the peace and joy that this season represents. My faith means Christmas is about more than gifts and good cheer, and I want to make that my focus this year. Christmas, followed by the near-automatic slowing down of life in winter, couldn’t come at a better time.
So in the interest of leaning into celebration, peace, and joy, my winter bucket list in minimal. I’m so type A that if I put it on the list – even if it’s a fun list –
I feel obligated to do it and disappointed if I don’t. So my list is particularly short this season, which feels freeing.
Winter Bucket List
- Introduce Wedge to snow!
- Make Christmas cookies
- Read Big Magic, Love in the Time of Cholera, and Surprised by Scripture
- Make homemade pasta, macarons, and hot cider
- look at christmas lights
- spend a snow day watching movies
- make a 2016 photo album
- photograph weekly
That’s it. Keeping it simple, so I focus less on crossing things off and more on the season itself.
What’s on your winter bucket list??
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