What Christmas should NOT be about
Friends, remember what the holiday season IS about: celebrating Christmas—the birth of our Savior.
It's not about Santa, Rudolph, and empty traditions.
Christmas is a season to enjoy friends and family. A time to dwell on the gift of our Savior. A time to be grateful for the gift of faith and hope.
The end of the year is a time to be introspective as 2017 draws to a close and a new year is upon us. Please don't allow busyness, stress, or striving for perfection ruin a beautiful season. Enjoy the beautiful light displays, and think about the Light of the World. Step away from a gathering of friends and family and just listen to the voices and laughter of loved ones. That's a memory you can cherish all year round. Give to a charity or a friend in need. Be grateful for all the gifts you receive. Be generous in your conversation to someone who needs encouragement. Read scripture, and let the words nestle into your heart. Get enough rest, nap if you must. Give a smile to a stranger. Remind yourself, I'm too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed. Be blessed!