It only takes a spark to get the fire going.
And soon all those around can warm up in its glowing.
That’s how it is with God’s love,
Once you have experienced it
You want to sing
You feel like spring
You want to pass it on…
A few of us gathered together for Secret Santa tidings, divided by names and united through a common Christmas spirit of sharing. And it is in this spirit that we bring this blog chain to you.
I am thankful to Ajay Kontham for passing on the baton of spreading Christmas joy and spirit. It is here through words and that I unwrap Christmas on my blog for you and hope to convey the spirit of Christmas to you.
One of my favourite Christmas stories is How the Grinch Stole Christmas and there is this famous line from it. “Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more….” And it does; Dr. Seuss always knows what he is talking about. We all have heard the words Christmas Spirit being used oh so often! But very few people really embody that.
Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.
Thomas S. Monson
It is about reminding ourselves of valuing the goodness in others and honouring the good that has come our way. It is about looking inside our soul and saying things like we mean it. It is about celebrating the people we love and the people who love us. It is a reason to celebrate the Spirit, It is a season that reminds us of what is important.
It is about reconnecting with the kid inside of us; it is about living in wonder and innocence all over again. It is re-looking and reliving the most wonderful moments in our lives. This can never be brought at a store now, can it?
“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder
With this post we come to an end of a wonderful journey, and the promise I make now comes straight from Charles Dickens. Like Uncle Scrooge said “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” Its quite a simple thing to do really. Try it!
If you have missed any of the posts on this journey you can find them at the following links.