By Nancy Kay Grace
My heart was no longer warmed by the pathetic tree. It brought stress each time I had to clean up the mess and pine needles.
Isn’t that the way Christmas celebrations are? We hope for joy but have more stress than anticipated. My plan for a tree led to a mess. Unmet expectations lead to disappointment.
Disappointment can steal the joy of the gift of Christmas. We get disillusioned with the crazy pace of the season, with the lack of time and resources, and how people treat us.