Decorating the house, former procrastinators, is work. Removing the decorations is work. Add to this that some folks get really sad about removing the garlands and lights. It’s easy to moan, groan, and put off these jobs because they are weighty. I read a reminder that of all people we should prepare for Christmas without complaint because we celebrate the birth of our glorious King.
In addition, I remember ‘SAG’ so I don’t sag physically. SAG is Seek help, Accept help, Give help.
Thanks to our daughter-in-law, our house is all decorated. We hauled in the boxes. I unwrapped and set out the materials and she arranged them. For a few things I have definite preferences, but for most, whatever she did is the way it will stay. Lovely and less stress. I knew I needed help, asked her before they arrived if she’d be up for the job, and I accepted her way of doing things. It was fun doing it and fun enjoying the fruits of our labors. Plus, hubby did some helpful drilling.
Giving help came in when I assisted our daughter in removing decorations from her attic. Plus, we’re actually working a December garage sale. Crazy timing, but it’s turning out quite well.
When time comes to put things away, I will enlist hubby’s help and help our daughter pack up. One year, a friend and I teamed up to undecorate her Christmas tree. It’s hard for her to take down the memories. Being able to tell me the stories was satisfying for her and enjoyable for me. She was thrilled to have the job done so quickly and painlessly. It was fun instead of a chore.
Though it may seem everyone is busy, take the plunge and ask. Offer your help too. Teamwork is load lifting. Play some carols and enjoy. We celebrate the birth of our Savior King!
Who can you seek out for help? Who will you help?