Practicing What I Preach
As of this moment, I am not in the office. I'm on Christmas break. Each year I take a week off between Christmas and New Years to spend time with my family. This is one of the ways I recharge my batteries. I like my work, indeed I see it as a calling or a mission. But it is also important that I nourish those relational connections in my personal life that keep me sane.
I love Christmas. I love the anticipation, the excitement, the traditions. But what I enjoy most is giving. I give presents, of course. But I also give my time, energy, and attention to the people I care about. Giving is good for the soul.