I’m going to get right to it…
Christmas has a way of bringing out all the warm and fuzzy feelings … but often, I find feelings of disappointment, overwhelmed exhaustion and anxiety bookend the warm and fuzziness radiating from the season.
I feel like this disappointment, exhaustion and anxiety derives from great expectations we place on ourselves and others. But good news! It can be combated in one simple act.
Offering grace to ourselves and to others offers Jesus. Offering grace to not live up to expectations is exactly what Jesus did for us when He arrived on Christmas morning some two thousand years ago.
I talk about it today over on the Hope Women’s Blog and list two (just two!) easy-peasy ways to change great expectations into grace expectations.