Thanksgiving is just a week away, and I’m praying for our community right now. I want each of us to set some boundaries that will allow us to bask in this season of gratitude.
Here’s a warning:
With no boundaries, gratitude quickly turns to resentment.
It’s true. Not only are boundaries biblical, they’re the key to loving others well. Seems strange, but it’s a fact. I’m seeing the beautiful fruit of them in my own life, so I wanted to share with you.
Last week, I shared a video about your own expectations. (How to Speak Up and Set Holiday Boundaries– Part 1)
This week, I’m sharing about how deal with others’ expectations. (How to Speak Up and Set Holiday Boundaries– Part 2)
After you watch the video, here’s your assignment for the rest of the holiday season.
Today’s To-Do: Assess each expectation coming at you before you answer with an enthusiastic “yes,” a gentle “no,” or a compromise.
For more about boundaries…
So much of what I’ve learned about biblical boundaries is found in Exhale, and it was thrilling to hear what others have been learning too. Listen in to this conversation that Cheri, my co-author and I, have with a couple of friends! It’s just amazing what you can learn about the ideas in your own book through another’s lens.
Coming Next Week…
I know I’m not Oprah, but I just can’t resist Just in time for Christmas shopping, I’ll be sharing “Your Girlfriends’ Guide to 20 Great Gifts” Don’t miss all my favorite treats and treasures for the ones you love!