Monday, December 23, 2013
Merry Christmas! Joy to the world
This is the year that I am letting my ideal go.
Today I gave myself a gift... to let it go... what is done is done and I am not working to make everything "perfect". Not enough sleep the last few days, angry words, frustration were taking my joy.
It's not about me... it's about Jesus and celebrating all that He means.
Joy has been the topic this month in the Sunday School class I teach. Last weeks topic had to do with "Joy is being happy even if things don't go your way". Sometimes the teacher may learn more than the children.
So today I gave myself another gift. I made a bowl of popcorn, a diet Dr Pepper and popped in The Muppets Christmas Carol and sat and watched with my Buddy kitty sleeping beside me. Delightful time! I also picked up a cardigan/sweater I have been crocheting for a couple of years. Yes it's for me and so of course it always gets pushed aside. I was surprised at how far along I am. It'll be my Christmas project while we are driving.
This Christmas I want to be a gift of joy and love to all in my path. This came to my mind after a trip to Walmart returning some items this week. I smiled at the clerk and she said, "oh good... you have a Christmas sweater on, with a Christmas pin and a smile. I know this will be ok." I asked her if others have not been ok for her and she replied, "no, some have been pretty bad." I told her that I thought that was so sad and that Christmas isn't all about me, and presents and stuff, but about Jesus and celebrating Him. She smiled and thanked me.
So that is how I'm planning my Christmas... spreading smiles, hope, joy and love. I think the only way I will be able to do this is because of God's love inside me!
So blessings to you and yours... blessings of love, joy and peace.