Sunday, December 19, 2010
Now about those reindeer and that sleigh...
Of course, we are missing the main point here – reindeer don’t fly.
There are a few other points about Christmas that get missed in the fun, joy and glitter of this last week of holiday preparation, too. This week is a good time to stop and focus on what is really important about Christmas.
• It’s not about the gifts I will receive – it’s about the people who care about me and love me.
• It’s not about all the decorations and lights – but about how thankful I am that I have a comfortable home.
• It’s not about all the cookies and fruitcake that are in the oven – it’s about being thankful that I have not missed a meal because there is no food.
• It’s not about the shopping frenzy to find the perfect gift – but about the time to gather together with those I love.
And about that guy in the red suit at the manger? Nope, didn’t happen. However, St. Nicholas probably would have been there. And we should all make a point to stop by and check out that baby that changed the whole world.
Have a Blessed Christmas week!
PS Many times food banks run out of food at this time of year. How about picking up a couple of extra cans of hearty soup or stew next time you are at the store. Drop it off at your local food bank and help someone out this Christmas!
Do you have other ideas of how to help someone? Share them in the comments and let’s see what we can do to make a difference this Christmas week!