Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Where Will You Be?

As I sit here typing this post I am listening to old time Christmas music. I can't listen to Christmas music without singing along, moving with the music and feeling a bit
of nostalgic with memories of years past. Yes, I am taking a trip down my history's lane when Christmas was full of joy, family and friends. Giving and receiving the gifts and
love from everyone.

 No, I am not having a pity party. I am remembering with love and glee the times of my past during this, my favorite season of the year. No matter what, I love the Christmas season.
Yes, it is the most wonderful time of the year.

No snow here but that's certainly okay by me. No drooping limbs from being covered with
snow.  No snowman being built. No snow balls being rolled and thrown at your mark.
No slink roads to try to maneuver. There will be lots of rain falling on the highways
so it still might be a little slower driving.

It has been a spiritually strengthening year for me. It has been difficult. I lost my uncle that I dearly loved.
We were close. I loved being with him and doing things with him. I also lost my favorite
great uncle.

Then, I lost my dad. My rock that always gave me support and encouragement to keep going
no matter what. To look at life with optimism and adventure. To be kind to everyone. So much
more especially how to accept others no matter who they were or what they did. He always
had my back.

So, where will you be? Will you be with family and friends. With family? With friends?
Or, will you be by yourself? What will you be doing on this most Holy day?

I will be celebrating the life that I was given. Yes, there may be some tears but they will
be tears of fond memories. They will be tears of loss and a smile that I have truly be blessed.

No matter how your year has gone. No matter where you will be. No matter who you will be
with, even if you are alone, remember that this day you are one of the most blessed people
on this earth.

Do you know why you are so blessed? Because this day is the birthday of Jesus, the son of God.
There would be no Christmas if it were not for the birth of Jesus. That is what and why
we celebrate this day. Do Him proud and love yourself and others. Show your love; it may be
the last chance you have to do so.

Think of those that are alone. In hospitals. In the armed services. The elderly. The child that is fighting a terrible illness. The homeless. Those that are hungry from lack of food and guidance. Remember those that have just recently lost a loved one. Pray that they have the courage, strength and peace to get through this day with love in their hearts.

It has been many months since I last wrote a post for this blog. I just didn't have it in me.
Today, after fighting the idea of doing this, I finally gave in and wrote this. It is to all
those that are willing to read and be encouraged from the mighty love and power of this day.

My the way, here is the Christmas music that I have been listening to:

Do you hear what I hear? Do you see what I see? A star dancing in the sky...
Do you know what I know?

May you be blessed this day and each and every day of your life.