For some families, Christmas is lost amid all the shopping frenzy, party throwing and the sounds of the cash register as they rush to buy gifts for all their loved ones. Let’s not forget that the true meaning of Christmas for Christians is about celebrating the gift God gave us through the birth of his son. I look at it as a new beginning every year. It’s a time to reflect on how blessed we are despite the bad moments we faced throughout the year, such as deaths or sickness in the family. Christmas is for strengthening family ties and sharing with others. Being generous and giving ourselves to others comes with the holiday spirit.
Here are some things that I do personally to give back. These can help reconnect you and children of any age to the true meaning of Christmas:
Gifts and parties are important and fun, but we need to remember that giving and receiving cannot be measured in dollars. Aiming to spread cheer and gratitude with your Christmas gifts is what counts. The more we do this, the more love and compassion will carry us through the new year. God Bless and Merry Christmas, from my family to yours.