The holidays are just around the corner, and already I can feel the pressure.  This is my favorite time of the year, but my sadness comes with knowing how quickly these days come and go.  Do you remember when you were young, and Christmas seemed like it would never get here?  At times, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas feel like they are all on the same day.  Even retailers make this apparent.  Before Halloween is even behind us, all things pumpkin have disappeared, and Christmas trees are in their place.  Society pushes us forward, and somehow, we cannot stop following this force.  And no, I am not talking about becoming a Jedi.  🙂

It is so important to take delight in every day, because each day is truly a gift from the Lord (1 Chronicles 16:34).  Even though there might be some stress, I am so grateful for another holiday season, and I cannot wait to share these moments with family and friends.  What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?  For my family, we always get together at my grandparents, and each family member brings a favorite dish.  Since I am the baker of the group, I enjoy coming up with new dessert treats along with making our old favorites.

In November, let each of us try to cherish the moments, as we ignore how much others might want to push us forward to the next event in life.  I want to enjoy all the occasions that make up Thanksgiving before I move onto Christmas—how about you?  Each day is special, and I pray that your days are wonderful!  Happy Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Merry Christmas friends!