What is Christmas?
by DebraThomas
 Musings
Dec 11, 2011 | 1533 views |  0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
When I think about Christmas of course the FIRST thing that comes to mind is the birth of Christ. We wouldnt have this celebration if it were not for that one miracle that happened over 2000 years ago. Just ponder that for a while and then everything else should fall into place. All of the  rushing to get the perfect gifts; the cooking; the running from house to house and party to party and already being filled with stress before you get there and dreading seeing some relatives that you havent spoken to in a year or more and the list goes on. Just slow down. Live for the moment. Experience the music and the lights and the colors. This happens one time per year and with so much sadness and grief in the world, then why would you want to ignore the whole reason and the being of Jesus Christ as the babe that lay in the manger. Think about what a manger is. How humble were Mary and Joseph to even think about having to ask for a place to stay for the night so that she could give birth. This is what we need to reflect on. Or at least I think so.  Maybe it is because I am older now, and wont say wiser but filled with a love of Jesus, and the Holy Season.  I am not a big religious person and certainly not a Biblical Scholar by no means, but I have a strong faith and have counted on and relied on my faith many times to get me through some really dark situations in my life. And I know there will be more to come. But I wanted to share the love I have for Christ and the meaning I find in this wonderous season of giving and love. And I guess what I am asking is that we carry the genuine feelings of gratitude and caring and sharing throughout the year and to everyone.

I know I am going to try to be a better person. Thats my Christmas gift to each of you, to try to be a better friend, listener, volunteer, patient and caregiver. Hopefully I will succeed in this venture and if I dont, well I will keep trying until I get it right. Be blessed you all and have a wonderful Holy Season, whatever name you care to call it. Take time to Thank Him, and thank you for taking the time to read my blogs. I have been away for a while due to sickness and a few pains but I will continue to write if you continue to read. You fill my heart with joy and I thank you.  Godspeed to each of you........
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