Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Wow, only three more days until Christmas. I am pretty sure that Christmas was my favorite holiday when I was a kid. Now, I still enjoy it, especially if family get-togethers are involved. I love Christmas music and the decorations, but I don’t like the commercialization of it. I think we just emphasize the wrong things this time of year. It just stresses people out: the crowded malls, the traffic jams, the tense faces, the attempt to buy the perfect gifts.

I’d rather see everyone relaxing a bit and appreciating what they have. If you have Christian beliefs, remember the reason for Christmas and what it really means. Whether or not you are of a Christian faith, use it as a time to be especially kind to others, and thankful for the good things and loved ones in your life. If you are warm, have a decent place to live in a safe area, are well-fed, are healthy, and are loved by someone or a pet this Christmas, then you really have it pretty good. I know I do. The little things that don’t always go our way are not so important compared to those things that are truly important.

So this year, have yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Do something nice for someone! And remember to be nice to yourself! Relax! Smile! Be grateful!


Cheryl said...

Hi Art....wonderful message...thank you.

I do sincerely hope that you and yours have a wonderful Christmas....and that 2010 gives you much happiness......

Anonymous said...

Cheers! Well said, Art!! Here's to you and your family and all that you do for others. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Elayne said...

Merry Christmas Art! Sitting at home with my family, a warm fire, blankets and a movie after a wonderful White Christmas! Hope you and yours had a great day celebrating the birth of Christ.
Grateful for friends like you. Stay happy, stay healthy ~ Elayne