Enjoy the Magic of Christmas!

Celebrate Christmas!

I love to see the excitement on people’s faces at Christmas time. I even like all the hustle and bustle.

I enjoy seeing the transformation from the mundane to the magical: the lights, decorations, and the aromas in the air. It is the magic of Christmas that gets me every year.

The Christmas season helps me realize how important it is for me to celebrate life and remember the real reason I celebrate. I celebrate the coming of Jesus and why he chose to present himself as a sacrifice for all of us. Sometimes, I get too caught up in the day-to day-activities of regular routines. It is great that I can pull myself out of the ‘doing’ and permit myself to be a little kid for a moment.

I love to see all the new decorations that creative people come up with each year. It is fun to add unique decorations while still enjoying some of the old ones that bring back fond memories.

It tickles me to see the reaction of children sitting on Santa’s lap.

I love to see the costumes, crazy hats, and tee shirts people wear during this time of the year. I find it healthy to laugh at myself for some of my outfits. I love ugly sweater parties. Any time to stop taking myself so seriously is a good thing.

“I am becoming such a Christmas Elf!” I giggle an elfish laugh and grin. I may even treat myself to some hot cocoa and a Christmas cookie.

Today, I feel the Christmas Magic within. I allow myself to be transformed by the magic of Christmas as I take time to enjoy the holidays thoroughly.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What can the Christmas season teach us about celebrating life?
  2. How can we immerse ourselves in Christmas magic?
  3. What can we do to enjoy the holiday season even more?

Until next time, stay safe, keep the faith, and Merry Christmas!

New Carol!

Merry Christmas Eve!

My friend, Olivia Huff, husband, put new words to an old song, and I thought it would be great to share with you. Please enjoy!

This is the carol we will sing….sung to “Good King Wenceslas”  (Talib wrote it)

Happy Solstice to you!

Blessings,

Olivia

Covid virus came this year, bringing lots of worry,

Wash your hands and stay inside, came orders in a hurry,

Nothing seemed to stop the spread, numbers rising daily

Soon we all were filled with dread, worried ‘bout our safety!

Still life went on, we could not stop, we just went on living.

Spring and summer came and went, then it was Thanksgiving

Now the winter’s come along, bringing Christmas near,

The virus will not stop our joy, or spreading Christmas cheer!

If sorrow was your lot this year, we offer you this blessing,

We hope the new year brings relief, and is much less distressing

Remember good times follow bad, the world will keep on turning,

Though the darkness is at hand the light is now returning

So we sing to you our songs, you and yours to greet,

We wish you health from far away, here safely in the street.

May you find peace in the dark, in this longest night,

Find the grace that’s in your heart, leading towards the light.

Talib Huff, 12/20/2020

Until next time, stay safe, keep the faith, and Merry Christmas!