In recent years—especially when we're not expecting our children or grandchildren to visit for Christmas—my husband and I find ourselves tempted to pare down the amount of decorating we do for the holidays. My guest, Connection Messenger* Annette Petrick shares her feelings about facing that situation. It's amazing how powerfully those cherished traditions tug at our heartstrings! Use the audio player above to listen to this 90-second show. Annette gives a little backstory below. 

This episode was originally published on Annette's website under the title “No Christmas Tree This Year.” CLICK HERE to get the full transcript.

At a certain age, you have to decide whether to make things easier or continue traditions that are time-consuming or require more reaching, stretching and bending than you would prefer.  So that was my conundrum when it was time to bring out the Christmas tree, yet again.  What do you think I decided?

Signature-AEP002     Annette Petrick for Consider This


Annette Petrick

Annette Petrick is the creative genius and inspired storyteller behind the Consider This Radio Show, featuring dozens of colorful 90-second episodes serving up “timely perspectives on life, love, friends, family, giving back, and giving thanks.”

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* What's a Connection Messenger? At Heartspoken, a Connection Messenger is someone who helps point the way to strengthening one of life's essential connections: with God, with self, with others, or with nature. 




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