It's not about the presents, nor the frantic trips to the mall.
It's not about the cookies, or the decorations at all.
We celebrate our Savior's birth,
So I post this here to remind us...
Take a moment to be thankful;
for the greatest gift on Earth.
It's so easy, especially at this time of year, to get caught up in all the hype that surrounds us. Whether it's the traffic, the crowds of people everywhere, the rushing, the lists, the shopping, the baking, the wrapping, the parties...the list goes on and on...to forget; why we celebrate this holiday at all.
For the last several years, we've opted for a quieter, more serene Christmas. And I've got to tell you that I'm enjoying it far more than I ever used to. I try to visit my friends, take a little time apart from all the scuffle and nourish what's really important to me. My friends, my family and our relationships. Send those cards to let people far away know you're thinking about them. It's fun to receive something other than a bill in the mail! Christmas cards is one of my favorite parts of the holiday. I also enjoy baking cookies, and sharing them with friends, neighbors, co-workers, my farrier, even the mailman. It's a tiny memento of gratitude and makes people smile. Who doesn't love a homemade cookie? I also like to go out to the barn and set up a little work table, put on some beautiful Christmas music and make a wreath for our door; even better if I spend that time with a friend. We laugh, talk and savor our time spent together. That's better than anything you can buy in a store. I also enjoy decorating the Christmas tree. It's beautiful and the smell is heavenly!
But the main reason for this special season is always foremost in my mind. I realize that nobody really knows exactly when Jesus was born. That's not important. It's just that we set apart a day and remember to be thankful for that birth. And really let it sink in, just how very important that gift was, and still is, to all of us today.
What's your favorite Christmas tradition?
Merry Christmas everyone from all of us at Cingspots!!!!!!!!