Written by Virginia Kruta, columnist at The Daily Wire
As the holiday season hits fever pitch, I often find myself repeating a line from the old Mel Brooks comedy “Robin Hood: Men In Tights.”
“We have much to do, and less time to do it in.”
Supply chain issues have only made that worse. I’ve already found myself going to multiple stores looking for one specific ingredient — only to find that after putting in the time and effort to track it down, I’ll have to make do with a substitute anyway.
And of course, I’m still the chauffeur when it comes to kids and their martial arts classes and school events and the last-minute supplies for the assignment they’ve known about for weeks and didn’t mention until ten hours before it was due …
And while the errands and chores and baking and preparation do have to get done, it’s easy to get caught up in the individual tasks and forget to take a moment to remember the joy of the season — or even just to breathe.
Find the one thing that helps remind you that, under normal circumstances, you’re actually relatively sane. One thing that you can enjoy, putting everything else on pause for even just 10-15 minutes. For me, that’s a good cup of coffee.
For my mom, it was always hot chocolate and maybe 15 minutes of the Hallmark Christmas movie she had saved on her DVR. For you, maybe it’s wine — who am I to judge?
Don’t let the big picture keep you from remembering the little joys. Happy Thanksgiving!