The very word “Christmas” brings joy. That is why everyone says, Merry Christmas! Christmas brings forth a spirit of peace, the gladness of hope and the warmth of love to the world.
Some “Christmas Cheer” to pocket as you run here, there and everywhere over the next couple of busy weeks. I call it a pocket full of sunshine.
- “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year”. Charles Dickens
- “Christmas is the day that holds all time together”. Alexander Smith
- “This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone”. Taylor Caldwell
- “As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is”. Eric Sevareid
- “The world has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas time, its alway young”. Phillip Brooks
- “Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of friends and family”. Margaret Thatcher
- “Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect. To all, charity.” Oren Arnold
- “Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love”. Lucinda Franks
- “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince Of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end”. Isaiah 9:6
One of my personal favorites –Thomas Kincaid:
- “The flow of blessings in our life is directly related to our passing blessings along to others”.
Christmas is a celebration, make it count! It’s counting down now, hurry.
Looking for some ways to spread the cheer?
- Write a letter to a soldier away from home and share your gratitude.
- Go Christmas caroling with a group.
- Seek out a forgotten friend and renew the friendship.
- Make a decision to “let something go”.
- Encourage someone with kind words.
- Take joy and pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth around you.
- Be kind: Be gentle.
- Share something you treasure and ask your friends to join you, make it a party.
- Have a 5 course meal shared by 5 different friends at their homes. Start with friend at the salad house, then to the soup house, then over the main course and finally the desert host and closing the night with the coffee-house.
What are you doing to spread Christmas Cheer? And remember, Jesus is the reason for the Christmas Season, – God’s gift to mankind.