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We woke up to a new blanket of snow today, and it looks so peaceful and undisturbed this morning. However, as we all get moving and get going, that serene scene will be disturbed....as it should be. Why am I writing to you about snow? Because when it snows, most folks just want to stay in (unless you are heading to the ski slopes). Staying in, means you have everything in order to function in your house....without going outside. You can just enjoy the weather, your family, and all that you have been blessed with.
This entire year, we have been focusing on a target item each week with rare exception. If you have attempted to do this, today you should have plenty of food storage and other supplies stored in your home. You should also have a sense of peace and the knowledge that you have followed the counsel that "If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear".
So, even though it is a new month, here is the focus.....enjoy. Focus on your family and the holy Christmas season. If there were items that you missed, consider getting them. We are finished gathering weekly items for 2010. Congratulations.....enjoy the peace and comfort of your efforts and the blessings of the Lord to you and yours.
In our family, we have a tradition to say "Christmas Gift" and try hard to be the first to say it. It's a long story, but a fun one. So, in honor of this tradition........I say "Christmas Gift" to you. I hope you enjoy the Christmas Gift you have given to yourself and your family by your efforts to prepare during 2010.