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Work and Play with Nancy Ray

Nov 26, 2022

From gift guides to Instagram Ads, to those Amazon kids toy magazines, to Black Friday deals—everyone right now is telling us that we should be buying more, that we should have more, that we should be dressing in cuter clothes and decorating more perfectly. And today, I just want to be a voice that says: You don't.

You don't! You don't have to buy all of those things. You don't have to do more. The good stuff, the really good stuff of this holiday season, is found in the quiet, grateful moments.

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Resources from this episode:

The Work & Play Weekly Checklist (Free Download!)

The Work & Play Patreon

The Contentment Challenge

Episode 172 - My Christmas Gameplan

Song of the Stars, by Sally Lloyd Jones

An Angel Story, by Max Lucado

Episode 033 - Our Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition

Golden Coil Planners

The Giving Manger

Episode 171 - Let Your Yes Be Yes

Every Moment Holy, by Douglas Kaine McKelvey

An Integrated Life Course

My Christmas “Be Merry” Playlist