Last night I taught a Relief Society class on holiday gift giving. While I had a lot of ideas and resources to share, my main focus was on having a Mary Christmas, as opposed to a Martha Christmas. Martha, like me at times, got completely stressed and lost sight of the really important things in life. Mary took time to listen to the Savior, which Jesus referred to as "needful." I think about this passage every Christmas, trying to put into perspective what is "needful" so that I am not troubled, like Martha. Part of that process for me is simplifying what I give to others. One of my favorite sites that has loads of ideas is Our Best Bites. Go here if you want some great ideas and recipes.
Today's Gratitude: I have a warm home on this rainy day with a family to fill it. I am blessed.