Remembering the Reason for the Season?
People from all parts of the world look forward to the holiday season each year because they are eager to exchange gifts and spend time with their loved ones. Taking a few days out of the year to pamper yourself and your loved ones is an important part of life when your goal is to appreciate all of your blessings. While enjoying the holidays can be a lot of fun for anyone, it?s still important to ask ourselves what matters the most during this time of the year. We can have as much fun as we want as long as we don?t allow ourselves to forget the real reason for the season.?
In addition to trading presents and sharing stories with your friends and family, I invite you to take a step back and review the one who started it all. Without thinking of himself, he came to protect and save us from ourselves and our mistakes. While we can never achieve perfection in this world, his sacrifice allows us to wash away the stains of our shortcomings so that we can have everlasting peace. When you trade gifts and host family gatherings, keep in mind that you are doing so to honor his selfless act that gave everyone the power of redemption.?
No matter where you live or what you have, let?s take this time to be merry and to celebrate life, love and happiness. You can never know what the future might hold, and everything could be taken away in the blink of an eye. Rather than the gifts, it?s the thought and meaning behind them that make the holiday season special. The gifts that you will receive are not just material items; they are symbols of the love and affection of those who are close to you.
From all of us, may this Christmas bring you hope, love and cheer for the next year and the ones that follow.