Christmas is not a holiday, a date on the calendar, or a week off work.
There is no need to get flustered, stressed, and bent-out-of-shape.
Christmas is a feeling...
One down deep inside the heart; an emotion that expresses love and kindness.
It cannot be found in the lights, the tinsel, or in all the hoopla of shopping and running around.
It’s a celebration of a gift that was given to each and every one of us.
It was the best gift that could be given and one that cannot be matched or out done.
It was wrapped in a swaddling wrapping, tied up in a bundle of joy and hope.
It did not cost any amount of money but remains priceless to this day.
It can be opened by anyone just for accepting it and is offered with no expectations only that we share it with others.
We only have to receive it, open our hearts, and let it fill us with its spirit…
The Christmas Spirit.
The love that came in a small package is such a great and simple Christmas pleasure. The simplest of pleasures given and seen and even felt at Christmastime.
As simple as…
A mother’s joyful tear as she watches her child
Colorful twinkling lights that shine in the night
The warmth that removes the winter cold from our hearts
The pure innocence of a little child
Believing without seeing
Homemade gifts, stitched, baked, crafted, loved
The wonder, excitement, and jingle
Carefully thought out Christmas lists and wishes
The unwrapping of love
Aromas that make the heart warm up
The reason for the season
A peace that passes our own understanding
Giving with no expectations
The gift, the ultimate gift
May you find that gift, not under your tree, but in your heart this Christmas!
And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. ~ Dr. Seuss