I hope this day was all you expected. The best part of Christmas has nothing to do with what gifts you receive.
The older I get, the more I realize, it’s sharing time with family and friends that is so important. Sharing memories and just enjoying each other’s company is what matters.
As kids growing up, we had nothing. It was the churches that provided us with the few toys we had under the tree. It was also the churches that provided the turkeys and the essentials that go with it. Yet, my memories of those times are happy ones. We were thrilled and excited for the toys we received and for the food provided us by the goodness of the churches. We were happy to be together.
I tried to make Christmas special for my children as well. In the beginning, we had some tuff times. However, I always made sure we had a tree, decorations and at least one or two presents for the kids.
I believe it was setting around the table, eating when the boys talked about what they had, who they were going to share it with, and threatening one another if they did anything to break their toys, that was truly memorable. All good memories.
I carry those memories in my heart and anytime I think about them, I am teleported back in time to relive them all over again.
When the holidays come around, spend time with your families. Let them know you love them.
I don’t always say it or express it as I should, but at church today, I was reminded how much God loves us. He sent His son to be a sacrifice for us so that we may know love and forgiveness. Let’s remember this and enjoy one another as we forgive perceived wrongs and love one another.
I am so happy to be alive and grateful for all the many blessings in my life. I hope you are having a fantastic day with your family and friends and remember all the wonderful things you have to be grateful for.
Until next time, take care and Merry Christmas. I love you. lw