GOOD MORNING !
You all know that for me the family celebration is over, but tomorrow, Christmas Day, is the really important part of my festivities. I’ve given you lots to think about throughout the month of December. All those things were really daily reminders to myself too.
As much as I love journaling for my family and friends, I really find it avaluable way to keep myself on track too. Little stories and quotes jog my old brain to what really is important in life and help to keep my spirits up too.
Life is not always good to us, but we only have to listen to the news to realize how fortunate we are. There is always someone that is worse off and that needs our support and prayers. Sometimes it seems that only a miracle can help us. They are there everyday if we take the time to look.
I may not be able to explain the many wonders of God I see, but I enthusiastically accept them. I notice countless expressions of divinity, both large and small, offering transformation as they extend out to others with love and giving. The joy in a child's face, a mother's embrace, or a friend's willingness to help all leave me overflowing with awe.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God ..., 'Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace.'
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
By William Arthur Ward
Christmas is more than a time of gaiety, greenery and gifts;
Christmas is more than a time of tinsel, trees, and toys;
Christmas is more that a time of festivities, family, and friends;
Christmas is more than a time of carols, cards, and candy;
Christmas is more than Santa, stockings, and surprises;
Christmas can be the end of fear, and doubt;
Christmas can be the end of selfishness and strife;
Christmas can be the end of pessimism and cynicism;
Christmas can be the end of emptiness and waywardness;
I have always thought of Christmas as a good time; a kind, forgiving, generous, pleasant time; a time when men and women seem to open their hearts freely, and so I say, God bless Christmas!