I hope you all had a successful week and gave some thought to how you define success.
We are coming into the height of the holiday season! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukah or something else in your region of the world there are lots of things going on. I celebrate Christmas, but I believe that all of our celebrations have things in common – most important - family, the spirit of giving, and love.
Christmas for me is a time to remember to be hopeful and giving of myself, to remember that miracles do happen, and that everyday people can do extraordinary things. Most of all I am reminded that the greatest gift to be given and received is the gift of love. Love is the true spirit of Christmas.
I hear a lot of people say, “I’m just not in the Christmas spirit”, and this makes me sad. We have all gotten used to Christmas being about the shopping and the presents, that being in the “Christmas spirit” now seems to be about everything other than what it is. It’s become about making lists of what we want, going to the mall, decorating trees and baking cookies. All of these things are fun and make us feel good, and that’s great. However we should remember that to bring hope and joy to those around us is what really matters. These are the things that create the true Christmas spirit.
Though the holidays are a wonderful time to be reminded, I encourage you to share your holiday spirit and to carry that feeling every day of the year.
I plan to carry the spirit of Christmas with me always. Please write and tell me about how you spend your holidays and what you do to share the spirit of them. I can’t wait to hear from you!
Have a great week, and remember……
Always do you,