Is There Anything Wrong with ‘Wanting More?’ | Blogmas Day 14

It can be easy to want more: more money, more followers, more friends, more love (true love), etc. Some things may be materials. Others can be an aspiration or goal that holds a meaning that we can discover if we look deep within.

It is natural to want what we don’t have, at the moment. In fact, some ambitions can be helpful and great goals for the future. They can teach us the value of hard work and help us remember where we came from. If we never aim for a healthy change, especially when we are desperately in need of one, then how can we move forward productively?

Meanwhile, if we do find ourselves wanting more of something, I think a question that we need to ask ourselves is ‘Why do I want this?’

At times, ‘wanting more’ may be us wanting to improve ourselves to become a better and healthier person. It could even be for our family or another great cause. However, other wants may be due to comparison or a lack of self esteem. It could be a lack to see the blessings that Jesus has already placed in our lives.

Asking ourselves why we have a desire is kind of a self-check. If we are making sure that we know why we want something, then it can help us think about our actions. This allows us to make responsible and (morally) right decisions.

Wanting more can be a good thing, depending on our motives and purpose. Subsequently, here’s something to think about the next time you want more of something:

There’s nothing wrong with ‘wanting more,” as long as we take the time to appreciate the many blessings right before our eyes.

– Princess Q’Zion

Feel free to share your thoughts down below in the comments! (just make sure they’re respectful, please 🙂 💬

Have a beautiful day, everyone! 💐

❆ List of My Favorite Christmas Movies ❆ | Blogmas Day 13

In my house, the amount of Christmas traditions is absolutely astonishing! We take the holiday season very merrily, and one of the traditions that we use to celebrate is binging Christmas movies. Each one emerges you into a different story, but they all capture the essence of the Christmas season.

Since Blogmas is still underway, I wanted to create a list of a few of my favorite Christmas movies of all time. *Keep in mind that this list isn’t in any specific order, as I love each movie for different reasons. They’re all my favorites, so the ordering is just for organization. Thanks!*

The Polar Express (2004)

This movie centers around Hero Boy (Chris), who decides to go on a magical train (The Polar Express) on Christmas Eve. On a journey to the North Pole, he discovers that some wonders of life are only possible for those who believe.

Not only is this movie one of my favorites, but it brings so much nostalgia from when I was in elementary school, watching the story emerge in my pajamas. Although I didn’t focus on it when I was younger, the animation in this movie is truly breathtaking. The characters are easily likeable, and the story has a fantastic message for viewers of all ages. It includes much adventure that keeps you at the edge of your seat, and the music really brings in that classic Christmas feeling!

Godmothered (2020)

Godmothered is about a fairy godmother-in-training who has come to Earth to answer the long-waited letter of a young girl. But when she finally arrives to make the little girl’s dream come true, she realizes that the same girl is now an adult with a family of her own.

I think this movie is very similar to the Disney classic Enchanted (which I also really liked), but with a spin. I love its focus on family, with comedy here-and-there and just a bit of romance. While it might seem a bit cheesy to some, I really love how it has the theme of cherishing your family, and appreciating what you have, even if it isn’t the life that you planned or envisioned.

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)

This is pretty much a modern spin to the other Christmas classic, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. The beloved Grinch has an internal battle as he makes it his goal to steal the gifts of the people of Whoville, and essentially “steal Christmas.”

I really love the soundtrack of this movie, since it takes the classic version and twists it to give it more of an upbeat, yet still festive, vibe. This modern classic definitely kept me laughing, especially with the Grinch’s pessimistic, yet comedic, attitude. I believe that the narration is actually quoting the book by Dr. Seuss, and the rhyming really captures the author’s whimsical style, making the movie and characters truly come to life.

Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Christmas with the Kranks is about a middle-aged couple who decide to throw a neighborhood Christmas party to welcome their adult daughter back home who left the country to be with her new fiancé. However, the party planning has many bumps in the road.

I must admit that this classic is absolutely at the very top of my family’s list. The amount of comedy, family, and Christmas whimsy that they were able to incorporate into the film is incredible. Additionally, the cast made funny moments even more enjoyable! This is an absolute family favorite that people of most ages can enjoy happily during the Christmas season!

I had so much fun with sharing some of my favorite Christmas movies! As the year wraps up, we are planning on watching many more, and hopefully adding to this list!

What are some of your favorite Christmas movies?

Have a beautiful day, everyone! 💖

The ABCs of Christmas — A Fun Christmas Tag, from A-Z | Blogmas Day 12

The ABCs of Christmas — A Fun Christmas Tag, from A-Z

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Hey everyone! I want to do something new called the ABCs of Christmas. Basically, this will be a tag where I try to find a word that begins with each letter of the alphabet. But the words that I choose must be related to Christmas.

I think I’ll find some pretty good words, but I’ll let you guys be the judges!

  • A – Angels (since angels were present during the Birth of Jesus)
  • B – Birthday (Christmas is a celebration of Jesus’ birthday)
  • C – Celebration
  • D – Decorations
  • E – Eating (I love eating a nice Christmas dinner)
  • F – Family
  • G – Giving (Christmas is not only about receiving gifts, but giving to others)
  • H – Holiday
  • I – Ice (most people experience lots of ice this time of year)
  • J – Joy
  • K – Kindness
  • L – Love
  • M – Music
  • N – Nutcracker (nutcrackers are very charming, and great Christmas gifts)
  • O – Ornaments
  • P – Peace
  • Q – Quiet (This one was hard, but sometimes we can have a good Christmas by simply sitting quietly in prayer and/or meditation)
  • R – Rudolph
  • S – Snow
  • T – Traditions
  • U – Ugly Sweater
  • V – Virgin Mary (Virgin Mary was the mother of Jesus)
  • W – Wreath
  • X – X’s and O’s (hugs and kisses)
  • Y – Yule log
  • Z – Zion (Zion translates to the “kingdom of heaven,” or the place where God dwells. Plus it’s part of my name, so I had to include it, lol)

Well, that was super fun to write! Take a vote down below from 1-10 how you think I did! Also, if you want a challenge, tell me what words you came up with for each letter!

Have a beautiful day, y’all! ⭐

What Does Your Favorite Food Taste Like Covered in Chocolate? Find out Today!

What Does Your Favorite Food Taste Like Covered in Chocolate? Find out Today!

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Have you ever wondered what one of your favorite foods tastes like covered in chocolate? Well, if so, today is the day to figure that out! Specifically, National Chocolate Covered Anything Day. Crazy, right? There’s a national day for just about anything imaginable. But this one is probably one of the most delicious of them all!

Most people aren’t aware that when eaten in moderation, chocolate can actually be very beneficial for your health. It contains protein, iron, and it can even do things like boost your mood or lower your risk of contracting a stroke. And it’s delicious, no matter how you eat it! What’s not to love?

So today, feel free to try a couple of things with this delectable, dark, decadent treat. If you are trying to maintain your weight and you don’t want to overdue it, try pairing chocolate with a healthy snack. Some examples may be apple slices, grapes, bananas, and more.

Experiment and see what you like best! You may just discover a new favorite snack!

Have a happy day, everyone! ⭐

Me and Goodmommy Made Gingerbread Houses! + Pics! | Blogmas Day 8

Hey, y’all! Today is National Gingerbread House Day, and to celebrate, me and Goodmommy made our own gingerbread houses!

I must admit, we both had so much fun, and the final results came out pretty good, if I do say so, myself!

❤️ Wait! ❤️ If you’d like to see us actually making our gingerbread houses, be on the look out for the video on our TikTok account! We would really appreciate it if you would follow us @GoodGrands!

Decorating gingerbread houses is so magical during Christmas time! It serves as quality time with your loved ones, and a tasty snack afterwards! Definitely a win-win!

Question of the Day

Comment down below some Christmas traditions in your family! Have you made a gingerbread house, this year?

Have an amazing day everyone! Have a beautiful day! ✨