I have to admit friends, this time of year has usually been one that I dread. Not because I don’t love the holidays, but to be honest the whole gift-giving and receiving thing has always been difficult! I’m pretty much the Rachel Green of presents!
All joking aside, and as embarrassing as it is to admit, it’s been so easy for me previously to be greedy and loose track of the whole point of the holiday season. I’ve found myself sitting under the tree, opening gifts, wondering if what I got was enough. Gosh, even admitting that out loud sounds horrible, but I’m just trying to be honest.
One of the biggest reasons I started out on this capsule journey is because I was noticing the ugliness in my heart. I hated the lack of contentment I had and I didn’t like the way that stuff had a grip on my happiness. That was never the goal, but somehow, in a slow fade, that’s what happened.
This little experiment so far has been a really great way for me to put checkpoints in my heart. Checkpoints that keep my priorities in check — less about want and more about gratitude.
And so, for me, when I let stuff back in, it honestly is hard for me to stop. I can be an all or nothing kind of person, and so when I let the desires and wants back in, it can easily become a ball of string rolling down a hill! … I’m working on that.
That’s why, this year, I was really intentional about my Christmas list. The clothing that I put on the lists were clothes that would serve as a part of my next capsule (I’ll be sharing that more after Christmas). The rest of my list? Experiences, needs, or items for our home that bless other people besides just me.
I don’t know if anything that I’m sharing about resonates with y’all. But I’m trying hard to do the work to get rid of the ugliness in my heart! Thanks for allowing me to share this journey with you!
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