Christmas Time??? Already????
- It doesn't look like Christmas. There is no snow on the ground, frost on the windows, and sleds parked on the front porch.
- It doesn't feel like Christmas. The past week has had several days above 50 degrees with one day above 60 degrees.
- I don't have all my presents purchased. Actually that is not out of the ordinary. I am like most other guys that wait until the last minute!
- It doesn't smell like Christmas. This year my family has installed a fake Christmas tree! As you can probably tell I like real trees! They make the house smell great.
Is it really Christmas time? The answer is ABSOLUTELY!!!
The truth is if we wait for outside circumstances to lead us into Christmas then I doubt we ever get to the true center of celebration. Christmas is not about the weather, gifts, or satisfying our senses. Christmas is about celebrating Hope, Family, Faith, and New Life. Don't wait until circumstance make you "feel" it is Christmas. Set your attitude on the best attributes of Christmas and shine it out to others. That is when Christmas is at it's best. This will be the first year that my immediate family are not all together. That somewhat makes me sad but we will still celebrate "together" even though we are 1300 miles apart. I pray that during the next two weeks you experience an incredible Christmas time for yourself. I challenge you to "Be Christmas" for those you love!
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