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.
- What can the Christmas season teach us about celebrating life?
- How can we immerse ourselves in Christmas magic?
- What can we do to enjoy the holiday season even more?
Until next time, stay safe, keep the faith, and Merry Christmas!