I haven’t been the most consistent blogger the last few weeks. The truth is that I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed. Even for a non-Christian, this is a busy time of the year. I’ve also had a bit of personal upheaval to sort through. All of this has left me without a lot of energy to be the best Miracle Chronicler I can be.
When I was speaking with a friend about it last week, I was worrying that I wasn’t living up to my commitment to be fully present here on The Miracle Journal consistently. I wondered aloud to her, “What can I do? I have to post, but I don’t have anything to say right now.” She responded, “When you don’t have anything to say, don’t post!”
Why didn’t I think of that?!?!
So for the next couple of weeks, I’m going to lay a bit low. I’ll still post, but it may not be as often. You can check back regularly or sign up for email delivery of posts (“Miracles In Your Inbox” to the right) so you won’t miss any!
Am I crazy or is this “going easy on ourselves around the holidays” a lesson that a lot of us have to learn? I hear people talk about how stressed out they are this time of year and I can’t help but think that this isn’t what the Three Kings had in mind when they traveled the countryside with their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Here’s one thing maybe they DID have in mind (well, maybe not in exactly this form, but you’ll get the idea…) I had the opportunity to do a short interview and write this news brief on Friday:
SECRET SANTA PAYS LAYAWAY BILL AT LITTLETON WALMART
Many people bemoan that the Christmas Spirit has become more about the spirit of shopping than the spirit of giving. One man in the Littleton area has brought those two things together at the Littleton Walmart.
According to Assistant Manager RJ Fulton, someone visited the store Thursday and said he wanted to pay off a layaway charge. The employee asked to see his identification in order to match it to the layaway purchase, but the man said it wasn’t something he had put on layaway.
Instead, he wanted to pay off someone else’s layaway charge. Fulton said the customer reached into a box of layaway slips held at the store and randomly chose one. He then paid off the balance.
Because the Secret Santa wanted to remain anonymous, Fulton would not divulge any information about him, including how much he paid to cover the layaway charge.
Several “layaway santas” have been anonymously paying other people’s store bills throughout the country this season of giving.
What’s your best stress reliever during the holiday season?
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