Here we are again at the beginning of another Holiday Season. Have you ever thought about what we put ourselves through during the holidays? We start off with Thanksgiving when we stuff ourselves with turkey and pumpkin pie. Then we turn our focus to buying Christmas gifts where we torture ourselves with the dilemma will this person like that or that person always spends more money, so I should too. At the close of the season we have a big party to bring in the New Year where we make resolutions to lose the weight we put on while stuffing ourselves, to cut back on our spending because we over spent our budget trying to impress our friends and family with great gifts.
This may not be true for everyone, but I am sure something about it resonates with most of us.
The best gift you can give someone this Christmas is the gift of yourself. Remember, we only have one life to live and only what's done for Christ will last.
So what are you really thankful for?
The obvious things we are thankful for always include children, spouse, family, friends and love. Those are great things to be thankful for, but life is not that simple. Especially the past couple years I have learned to appreciate the things most of us take for granted. I am thankful for the strength God grants me every day, physical and emotional, as that very day is a gift from God. I am thankful that I have been blessed to realize these things and so many others are gifts, not to be taken for granted. I am thankful that no matter how long or short this life may be, God blessed me by allowing me the opportunity to experience his love in ways I never thought were possible.
Wishing you all joy, love, happiness and peace for this holiday season.