Press the pause button
Sit with me awhile
This time of year gets crazy
Of that there’s no denial
End of year parties
Exams and celebrations
Push up the anxiety
And escalates frustration
Then there’s the presents
What to buy for whom
Where will Christmas be this year?
Who has the biggest room?
A month or two of extra pressure
Is that how it’s meant to be?
How can we stop rushing around
And bring down our anxiety?
Why not pause for just a moment
Why do you do what you do?
The world dictates our every move
But shouldn’t that be
A choice for me and you?
Remember the real reason for Christmas
The birth of Christ Jesus our King
That’s something worth celebrating
The peace and joy he brings
So stop and pause for a moment
Humble yourself before your King
Thank him for all he has given you
Rest under the shadows of his wings
Give presents to your loved ones
If that’s what you’d like to do
Celebrate end of year functions
Creating memories too
There’s nothing wrong with all these things
Giving and celebrating is good
Just don’t forget to pause
Once in a while
Because you know you should.