Tis the season for holiday lights, Christmas trees, baking Christmas cookies, decorating the house, singing Christmas carols, holiday movies and so much more. Here are some of the things I’ve noticed over the years which occur at this special time of year. People are kinder to each other, more generous, more compassionate, more joyful. They seem to be focused on the true meaning of Christmas, the joy of giving and receiving, not only material gifts but gifts of time and spirit. We remember the birth of a special child in a manger so many years ago, silent night, holy night, peace on earth, angels we have heard on high, what child is this, O come all ye faithful. We raise our voices in song and prayer in celebration of this Joyful time of year.
I have been reflecting on what I can do this Christmas season to bring a little extra joy into someone’s life. How can I be kinder, more compassionate, more giving and generous with my time? How can I truly embody the Christmas spirit this year? How can I be more mindful and intentional about the true meaning of Christmas?
What about you? How can you be more generous this holiday season? Who can you reach out to? How can you be a peacemaker? How can you practice loving kindness and compassion? What is the true meaning of Christmas for you?
Peace on earth and good will to all. May there be peace on earth and may it begin with us. Wishing abundant Christmas Blessings to you and your families!