December 2016

Christmas mood

As soon as I start thinking about Christmas, the words of Christmas carols come to my mind: "Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la, la la la la. ‘Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la..." I hope you are smiling now and feeling the Christmas spirit.
There is nothing better than waiting for Christmas: buying a tree, busting out the holiday decorations, feverishly shopping for gifts, and why not a warm blanket with a hot tea? It makes frosty evenings so cozy. The snow sparkles at night and everything looks dazzling and magical outside.

Certainly, each of us has our own traditions of celebrating Christmas but we can all feel that Christmas magic. At this time of year every grownup can, for a little while, become a child again, who waits with bated breath for a miracle.

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.
- Norman Wesley Brooks, "Let every day be Christmas"

Whatever your faith, may the spirit of giving touch your heart. 
May your days be Merry and Bright!