What a weekend it was indeed. Joy is being restored, and my heart is starting to mend in this season of giving. I always find myself feeling joy and peace when I give to others. I know Thanksgiving wasn’t technically on the “weekend”, but I’m going to include it and I’ll make it a quick recap! It felt so good to concentrate on giving to my family this past weekend-baking my first pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping for gifts, celebrating my Grandma’s 90th birthday, then re-celebrating my mom’s birthday with her gift of an over night stay in Mt. Dora, and ringing in the Christmas season. After the festivities of Thanksgiving, and Black Friday shopping, some of our family took off on a small adventure to a little town called Mt. Dora. Each year this town lights up the city with their annual event to bring over 2 million lights on around the city. We had such a blast singing Christmas songs, exploring the town, and counting down to the lighting. Then, Santa led us down the road to a 40 foot Christmas tree on display. If you are interested in this event I’ll link it here.
To be honest, it was so nice to forget about the worries, anxiety, stresses and concentrate on other things, fun things! Though the Christmas season has always held a bit of heartache, I’m going to concentrate on finding joy in giving and enjoy this wonderful time of year! If you’re dealing with worries, and stresses, find ways to give to others this season, there are a lot of free options too, like volunteering at a local ministry or shelter! I’ve always found myself having a blast when I find a local place that need some volunteers.
Here are some things I’m loving:
Cyber Monday is here, and if you’re looking to save now is the time! Here’s a list of some great places having deals!
Target– 30% off clothing items for the family + and extra 15% off + free shipping
Old Navy– 50% off, no code needed
Nordstrom– Extra 20% off selected sale items
J.Crew-40% off + an extra 10% off with free shipping. This deal is good till noon today.
Forever 21– 20% off everything
Baublebar– 35% off with code CYBER35