"Oh, I see you are keeping things simple this year. Good for you!" It was my sweet neighbor saying in the most gentle way possible, "your house looks nothing like Christmas."
There was no judgment in her voice but more of a surprise.
And she was right.
There were no decorations, no twinkling lights, or even a tree. And yes, it was December 23rd already.
My house looked dull, minimalistic, and boring, for sure. At the same time, I didn't care.
Because, at the time, I had two toddlers while I was also traveling to speak and sing at Christmas banquets and events on weekends.
My energy tank was running on low, and I had to decide what to bomb.
I couldn't do it all and do it well. That year I decided to stink at Christmas decorations.
That year, twinkling lights didn't matter.
Through some tough lessons, I've learned that I could pretty much do anything, but I can't do everything, at least not at the same time — timing matters.
So does knowing what your top priorities...