‘Twas 2 weeks before Christmas and all through the hood, it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit and do as we should…let’s have a Holly Jolly beatdown…
Mosey to the lake for some SSH, Weed Pickers, Hillbillies, Windmills, Arm Circles & Covid. Mosey back to Ha-ha’s truck for a girlfriend, aka coupon.
Fa La La La La…DJ Walkie Talkie had (of course) prepared a sweet festive playlist that went like this:
Jingle Bell Rock – Group Squats & Burpees on “Rock”
Little Saint Nick – Curls & Run in 2 teams
God Rest Ye Merry Gents – Skull Crushers & Run (a Milli Vanilli & Walkie Talkie Christmas favorite, great remix by Barenaked Ladies)
Run Run Rudolph – Jump Rope & Run (of course)
Please Come Home for Christmas – Freddie Mercuries & Run
Here Comes Santa Claus – Group Plank Shoulder Taps & Merkin on “Santa Claus”
Little Drummer Boy – Group Lunges & Burpee on “per um pum pum pum”
Silent Night – Curls & Run in 2 teams (yes, more curls, I promised Slippy to keep in upper body heavy since Dr Rico slayed our legs on Wed.)
Blue Christmas – Overhead Press & Run
Happy Christmas/War is Over – LBCs & Run
U2 Christmas – Bonnie Blairs & Run
Santa Claus is Coming to Town – SSH & Burpees on “Santa Claus is coming to town”
Prayers for Slippy’s friends Franz & Grayson with job loss and tough times/dark thoughts.
Prayers for UGA’s mom’s back surgery recovery.
Prayer’s for tomorrow’s Santa Ruck…may we all get caught up in the powerful spirit of giving.
Walkie Talkie started a great Truth Nugget discussion about how Gratitude is the gateway to contentment. It’s about appreciation, not accumulation. Gratitude is not a feeling as much as a focus and a habit that we have to learn and be intentional about. It doesn’t come naturally, as those of us who have or have had small kids know. Gratitude is a learned behavior. The challenge is practice the habitual intentional action of gratitude with a goal of contentment. We can still have goals and push ourselves but let’s be better at being content by regularly being thankful for what we have…not just around Thanksgiving, but daily and throughout the year and regardless of the season/peak/valley/situation. There’s always something to be thankful for.
“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, let nothing you dismay. Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day.”
“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.”
“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.”
“Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us.”