Christmas is a time for setting aside the stress and worry of life; a time for refocusing on what is most important. Christmas is the time of giving and sharing; a time of loving and forgiving.
The days that led to Christmas have been full of activities – shopping, cooking, baking, and decorating. But, today is Christmas Day, a wonderful day of anticipation and joy. Today, allow yourself to truly notice the excitement on children’s faces as they open their gifts. Allow yourself to enjoy the feeling of being together with friends and family. Let the message of Christmas wash over you as you remember that giving is better than receiving, and blessing others is the best way to bless yourself!
Remember that over 2000 years ago, our Savior Jesus Christ was born. What a powerful difference His life has made – and that difference didn’t come through worldly success and striving for power. It came through humility, sacrifice, gentleness, and grace.
May the miracle of Christmas fill your heart with warmth and love today and everyday.
Wishing everyone a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!