I am not sure about you, but I sure have already been stuck in the hustle and bustle of “Advent” events. A party here, get together there, gift shopping, food prep, another child sick. While all good and beautiful in their own right, I am already struggling to settle myself and more importantly to settle my heart in this wild season of preparations, prayer, and hope. Our hearts can be easily filled with anxiety, stress, and a bit of overwhelm.
Here at The Little Rose Shop, we get it. We get the hustle, the bustle, the full schedules, the crying babies and toddlers, seemingly endless germs, and what feels like a lack of a break. It can be tough during this season of wait and hope and light to really feel like we can prepare for Christmas.
In these wild moments here are three things that we are doing to settle our hearts and our minds. The Lord knows our efforts and our desire to be close to Him.
1. Begin in Him. Start the morning in prayer. Whether it is with your favorite warm beverage in the Morning Offering Mug, a pen and journal, or just a quick Hail Mary, starting the day with our mind and heart to the Lord early settles ourselves with our true priorities and sets the day on the right track.
2. Check out our Advent prayer playlist on Youtube. Turn whatever daily task into an offering with this beautiful soundtrack in the background. Third load of laundry, we are looking at you.
3. End in Him. Cuddle up in one of our cozy blankets and take a moment to reflect on the goodness of the Lord, where you saw Him during the day and thank Him for this season. As St. Gianna said “Live Holy the present moment”.