Some think of family. Some think of decorations inside and outside the house. And most think of presents for their family, friends, and/or coworkers. Buying gifts is what often is associated with Christmas, which leads to stress (financial, emotional, physical) for many people. But what is the true meaning of Christmas?
To me, it’s the sharing. Sharing of time, food, and love. A time when people spend time together and memories are shared and created. But the problem is, many people wait for a holiday such as Christmas and Thanksgiving to show the people they care about what they mean to them or to get together. Holidays should be special, yes, but we shouldn’t wait for a certain occasion to say I love you, visit, or to spend extra time with people. Make sure that gifts (from the heart), visits, and sharing isn’t reserved for holidays, but spread throughout the year. Don’t lose the true meaning of Christmas.
Thank you for bringing us together for another Thanksgiving. Thank you for my family. Thank you for my friends. I am so blessed to have them in my life. Please continue to watch over them and protect them from harm.
Thank you for this food I have been blessed to receive used to nourish and strengthen my body. And thank you for the hands that prepared it.
I hope this day brings peace and many blessings in my home, as well as my family and friends’ homes, this holiday as well as EVERY day. I know I may not speak or see them too often, but please let them know that I love them all. I thank you for every person you have brought into my life; those who have brought me love and happiness.
Please continue to bless my marriage as we celebrate our first major holiday as a married couple. Let this be the beginning of many more.
So this Thanksgiving, I just want to say thank you to You, my family, and my friends. Thank you for being a special part of my life. I love you. In Jesus’ name I pray.
Not everybody can afford to go on vacation every time they feel stressed. Can you imagine living life without a care or worry in the world? That would be the day. Here’s a list of twenty things that can make a person feel pretty damn good.
+ A warm blanket
+ Watching your favorite movie
+ Pay day
+ Being with family and friends
+ Being at peace
+ The beach
+ Going to sleep after a long day
+ A massage
+ A sincere compliment or thank you
+ A new outfit
+ Being able to pay your bills
+ The first bite into Cheescake Factory cheesecake
+ Walking on the beach with no shoes on
+ A promotion or recognition of your hard work
+ Food to die for
+ A great drink
+ Finishing a good book
+ A passionate kiss
What would you add?
Wait…here’s a bonus…a hug from someone special or someone you haven’t seen in a while:) Have a great end of the week!