The day after…it can be a let down. Gifts given and received, special dinners prepared and eaten, toasts made, games played, movies watched. The house is quiet and you are alone with your thoughts.
And me, because you are reading this blog. It reminds me of a baking snafu my daughter had a couple days ago. She set out to make cinnamon rolls. Wanting a recipe that was no fail, she searched the internet, coming up with a quick, easy no yeast version of this delightful treat.
She mixed, rolled, baked and frosted her creation. Sampling them, the product seemed a little salty. And then she discovered the mixture she thought was cinnamon and sugar was actually her husband’s mixture of cinnamon, sugar AND salt he uses to rim the glass for an apple cider margarita.
She anticipated enjoying a fluffy, ooey, gooey yeast cinnamon roll hot from the oven. Her reality was a biscuit type creation, a bit on the salty side.
Holidays can feel like that – the experience doesn’t always match the expectation. And even when the experience is really good, coming down from that holiday high can be disappointing. Here is an activity to help put things in perspective again. Take a few minutes to review your holiday and find at least three things for which you can be grateful. Then think on those things.
Read: Philippians 4:4-8
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.Philippians 4:8
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