In a month’s time, Christmas will be over. Can you believe it? Have you started decorating or shopping yet? Have you felt the excitement in twinkling lights and frosty weather? I am a Christmas lover as you can probably tell.
I like simplicity during Christmas. I love to put up the creche and remember what the holiday is truly about – love and peace. The warmth of a roaring fire and loving family surrounding me fills my heart with gratitude for life itself. Peace and love hopefully will reign supreme this holiday season with human kindness spreading its gentle wings upon the earth. At least that’s what I’m praying for this year.
I love to go to church during the Christmas season and sing all of the old hymns. When I was younger, I was in the church choir and I adored singing at Christmas masses more than any other time of year. The magic of Christmas love has stayed with me even though I’m older. I’ve never quite lost that childhood wonder and Christmas spirit.
Even as a child, I didn’t wanted to grow up during Christmas. I never told my parents when I stopped believing in Santa as I loved the magic of Christmas morning and I still do! I don’t know why I’ve always been so enraptured with Christmas. It’s just innate in me. I often wonder if I should move to a Christmas village and live there year round or if by doing that, it would make me jaded for my favorite holiday? Do any of you live in a Christmas village? Can you tell me what it’s like to have Christmas everyday?
So back to my original question, what does Christmas mean to you? Sleigh bells ringing? Snow falling gently on the ground? Merry moments with family and friends? Hot toddies by the fire with a special person? Wrapping special presents to delight and show our love for others? Unwrapping special trinkets bought by others with us in mind? Showing the sanctity of the holiday? Feeling grateful for all that we have? Sharing what we have with others through giving? Blessing others and sharing our heartlights? Surrounding ourselves with peace and love? Forgiving the past and sharing The Presents of Presence?
Please share with me!