This Week…Getting In the Christmas Spirit
With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, the push is on to prepare for the next big holiday. No matter what holiday you celebrate in December, you will probably have food, travel, and family on your agenda.
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.
It would be hard to not be in the holiday mood unless you never leave your home and don’t watch television or listen to the radio. Between all of the Hallmark Christmas movies playing all day and night, Christmas music playing in all of the stores and let’s not forget the Christmas decorations that popped up the day after Halloween…there’s no escaping the holidays.
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
W. T. Ellis
We will roll up our sleeves and don aprons to start our holiday baking next week. This always gets me in the spirit.
Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows.
Edwin Osgood Grover
Going Christmas shopping used to get me in the spirit but it’s not the same when your shopping involves going online, putting an item in your shopping cart and pressing “BUY NOW.”
In a way, after decades of braving throngs of fellow shoppers and waiting in long lines to check out, I’ve come to welcome my quiet shopping trips alone in Cyberville!
Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.
The best way to put yourself in the holiday spirit is to give to someone else. You can donate to families who need assistance. If you know someone who will be alone during the holidays, invite them to dinner.
This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.
Wishing you a weekend full of the holiday spirit!