Christmas is just a few short days away, and it still remains one of the most special days of the year. Whether you are religious, spiritual, or none of the above, Christmastime is all about love and family. No matter your religious affiliation, there are few people that do not value family. Families are the rock and the glue that holds us together.
It is easy to get caught up in the pomp and circumstance of the Christmas holiday, as well as the commercialization that goes with it. The presents, the sales, the swarming of malls. It can seem like this is all about money and materialistic items. But for me, Christmas is about two things—the birth of Jesus and spending time with family, giving thanks for everything that we have been blessed with all year. For me, Christmas is not about what I get, but what I give to others. I love to see the look on people’s faces when I give them a gift, or I am able to help them out in any way that I can.
There are many of my friends that aren’t in the best of spirits during this holiday. There are also some close people in my life that continue to go through trials and tribulations personally. Whatever I can do to help them is what I look forward to most. Lending a hand is what we were put on this earth to do. I simply love giving to those who I love.
I hope that you and your family have the best Christmas ever. And that you remember, beyond the gifts and money spent, the real reason for the season.
Merry Christmas to you all!