What is it about Christmas that makes the holiday season so special? Is it the gifts? Receiving or giving? Or, is it the spirit of Christ that fills the air that makes Christmas a time of joy and laughter? Could it be a combination of all marvelous things that correlate together to create a memorable season year after year?
Let’s ponder a moment together. Think about all of the Christmases you’ve had and shared with family and friends. Remember that time your child tugged on your sleeve to put money in the red bucket for the man shaking the bell? How do you think it made your child feel to give? Better yet, how did it feel for you to see your child want to give?
Wouldn’t it be nice if Christmas could be Christmas all year round? Okay, let’s subtract the poor weather conditions and replace winter with all four seasons. Seriously, just think about this for a moment.
• You wouldn’t have to stress yourself out about one day of the year
• Giving and receiving would be the norm, and eventually spread out to be unexpected but more cherished
• Cookies would be made on a weekly basis :)
• The word of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit would be continuously mentioned throughout the year
• Visits to family and friends would be made more frequently
Leave the red and green tinsel, Santa, and Christmas trees behind until December, as always. In the meantime, replace the following with red given from the heart: donate blood, express your love for friends and family, and allow your empathetic nature to take haul. Replace the green with: becoming more eco-friendly, giving back to charity, organizations, friends, and family, make some green eggs and ham to surprise your children. Substitute yourself as Santa, by correlating both of the red and green placebos as I just mentioned. Spread the spirit and word of God to family and friends.
Wouldn’t it be nice if life were like Christmas all year ’round?