Thankful Thursday: Merry Christmas


It feels so good to be home.  Above is my burro, Bailey, who let me take her picture as she welcomed me home.  I hope you are all with your families, relaxing, having fun, and reminiscing about what makes life so special.  This is the time of the year to let everyone know how much you love them and what they mean to you.  It’s good to do this all year long, but life does get busy and sometimes we lose sight of what’s really important.  I hope right now you know that what’s really important is not how clean your house is, it’s not any gossip going around about what’s-their-name, it’s not even about how financially stable you or your family is.  What is most important is that you give love to others and you do the best you can.  If you do those two things, you are doing well.

This Christmas, I am more thankful and more understanding than I have ever been of what God did for all of us on earth.  He showed us He loved us in the most gracious way, and I hope to do the best I can throughout the course of my life to tell Him, “Thank you.”  Over two thousand years ago a sweet baby boy was born on a chilly night in bad conditions, but that baby changed the course of history, changed how people saw God, and is still affecting people today.  I hope Christians around the world don’t let the commercial aspect of the season take away from what this holiday really means, because, to me, it is at the source of my entire existence.  I would not see the world in the same way, I would not understand love in the same way, and I would not be so thankful if Jesus had not been born.  I am so grateful for the gift He gave to each and every one of us if we are willing to receive it.

I hope Christmas doesn’t pass by too quickly, as it often seems to do, and you have as much time as you need with your families and friends.  Please sneak a snack for me and don’t worry about the little things that don’t really matter, because what matters most is that you are alive and loved and that you can love others.  Merry Christmas, everyone!

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1 comment to Thankful Thursday: Merry Christmas

  • Valerie

    Love the picture of the mule. You are definitely right that Christmas is a time of renewal with family and friends and a time to thank God for the gift of love he gave to us. How fitting the picture since Jesus was born in a manger with the animals all around. May all of your Christmas be filled with love!

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