Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

I love Christmas. I always have. I love the decorations. I love the music. I love the food. I love the activities. But most of all, I love the feeling. There is something in the air at Christmastime. It is almost magical. This feeling turns a bad mood happy and makes even the grumpiest person turn up the corners of their mouth, even just slightly. I believe in Santa and in the generosity he teaches, and even in the rewarding of good behavior. Most importantly, I believe in Christ and the celebration of His birth that ultimately lies at the heart of the entire holiday. Truly, it is the spirit of Christ that fills the air with goodness, kindness and generosity at the end of each year. I am so thankful to God for the gift of His Son. It is Christ who taught me to love, to give and to treat others with kindness and respect. He is the reason for the season and the motivating factor in my life. And so, it is with that spirit in mind that I wish you all a very merry Christmas and hope that as you end this blessed day, you can name the acts of kindness, hope and charity that have filled your life this year as I can mine. May the true spirit of Christmas dwell in our hearts every day throughout the coming year~~