"True love is a reflection of the Savior's love. In December of each year we call it the Christmas spirit.

You can hear it. You can see it. You can feel it."

Thomas S. Monson

This morning I started the early morning off with a long list of important things to do.  And then, after saying (an overwhelmed) prayer to see the most important things, decided just to follow my heart today, one moment at a time.  I've slowed down quite a bit, rethought a million little decisions about our day, and have begun to actually enjoy my day so much more.

December is the month that we prove to ourselves and those around us what really matters.  It is so tempting to put more on our plate.  Ironically though, the more we take off of our plate, the more we simplify, the more clearly we can hear--deep down inside of us--what really matters.  What truly makes us happy.  Peaceful.  And joyful.

This morning I have hushed the "rushed" voice in my head over and over and feel the reward that comes from this continual discipline: the calm satisfaction that everything is just right--imperfect--but just right.

Happy December 1st.  

the sleepy time gal