Hello my dear friends,
I woke up this morning with twenty-four beautiful hours before me and I promised myself to live fully in each moment. I vowed to feel joy in my heart. You see last night I debated, should we put up a tree this year? So much work. Unloading the crates with decorations. Setting up the tree. Testing the lights. Hanging the ornaments. OMG! Can I do it? If you have ever suffered from a serious disease, or had a loved one pass, or had a financial crisis at Christmas, you know how hard it is to maintain joy and it is easy to become discouraged. And being human, I am no exception. However, as I always, always say, you and I have a choice to make. We can choose to rejoice. Remember, friend, joy means calm delight.
So, I announced to my guys this morning, “We are not cancelling Christmas.” I will have a tree. And as I sit and write to you, my soul is satisfied. My question to you, dear one, “Are you feeling the Joy of the birth?” If, not, make a choice. Choose Joy! Linda
Dear Lord, thank you for each beautiful moment. You truly are the only reason for this season. Teach us always to choose to celebrate your birth. Amen.