Let us remember the purpose of Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Even my card giving/mailing has had to be reduced big time…mostly just to those who don’t have email. A few I deliver by hand.
We can also find ways to give the gift of ourselves to others by helping them in some specific way, meaningful to them. Help someone in need, someone you don’t even know.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to celebrate the birth of Jesus more like Thanksgiving, sharing a special meal with friends and family. Let’s dream of a better way to celebrate this special occasion.
Don’t get me wrong, I love giving gifts…at least when I was able to. It makes me sad at this time of year that I don’t have the money to buy gifts. For parents it is even worse when they cannot afford to give gifts to the children. I remember a time when me and my brother were young and our parents explained that we would only get one gift that Christmas because money was tight. I don’t recall us being upset at all, we understood.
This is my early Christmas message to each and every one of you~
I wish for all of you throughout this special time…wisdom, peace, joy, caring, kindness, love for all, and safety. I wish you many blessings this Christmas, and Hanukkah to my Jewish friends, and throughout the New Year.