We put up with a lot (and you probably know that already). However uncomfortable things may be we either deal with it out of necessity or because we have no choice, or some other motivation.
Especially during the Holiday Seasons it seems that this buffer of “dealing” gets larger. Maybe because it’s just fashionable to do so or maybe, just maybe, we’re in the “spirit” of things.
In any case, this year, I want wisdom to know when to and when not to put up with stuff, the bravery to tell others that they need to change, the humility to know that it’s me that needs to change, and the grace to accept that a lot of people have to put up with me.
Actually, scratch that; I can do better: I want a changed heart, a heart that desires to serve others above all else, and the wisdom to know who to serve, where to serve, and when to serve. I want to do the stuff that’s great, not just a lot of good stuff.
I’ve spent a lot of time doing stuff that looks good (on the outside) but that doesn’t really do much long-term (and that ends up hurting after a while). I’d rather not do that anymore.