Wow, can you believe it? Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Christmas is only 39 days away.
I don’t know if you’ve already started shopping for your kids yet, but I wanted to offer a suggestion for the most valuable gift you could possibly get your children this year. Best of all, it won’t cost you a dime.
It’s the gift of taking care of yourself.
Wait! Before you think I’m crazy, hear me out. The holidays are busy, crazy and stressful. I get it. I’ve been there. There’s so much to do, so many people to see, complicated family dynamics to navigate and on and on and on.
What we label as the most wonderful time of the year sometimes turns us into the worst version of ourselves—tired, grumpy and distracted.
If we’re running on empty and neglecting our spiritual health, we won’t have anything of true value to offer our families.
That’s why I wrote a free ebook called Spiritual Travel Tips for the Holiday Road. Inside you’ll find devotionals, Scripture and intentional questions to help you make a plan to keep yourself healthy, sane and joyful through the new year and beyond.
Sure, your kids may ask for the latest toy or gadget this year, but what they really want most is to make memories with you. Give them the gift of being the best version of yourself, the person God made you to be.
By the way, if you want more Christmas inspiration, you can check out my brand new book, Holiday Road: a Christmas Devotional. It’s available in paperback on Amazon but you can download a free sample here.