Yes, I am one of those people who would love to hear Christmas music year-round, and always gets real excited with the build-up each year. Hopefully all your Christmas shopping is complete, if not there is always the dependable gift card.
Today will consists of making endless amounts of sweets including seven-layer bars and cookies to chocolate covered Chex mix (aka “Puppy Chow”) and Red-velvet cupcakes. All while listening and singing to Christmas tunes. We are going to go non-stop over here until, of course, our stomachs start to drive us crazy! My sister already made Red Velvet cake pops last night, AND she did it without that cake pop maker! Needless to say, they turned out delicious, we smashed them.
There is so much to love about Christmas time. I love spending time with my family and getting a chance to hang out with them, because we’re not always together now. I love the magic that is associated with Santa Claus. I love that he is a symbol of hope, joy, and happiness. I love that that magic of Santa can exist in any one of us, which is why I will always be a believer. Santa Claus, of course, is not the main star of this special time of year, it is the time that many Christians, myself included, reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ. We know that this time is really all about Him, and for those who don’t believe in Santa, that same spirit of hope, joy, and happiness can be manifested through belief in Jesus. It is just a matter of how you choose to manifest that spirit.
It is my deepest wish that everyone get the chance to spend today and tomorrow with the people they love. In the end, Christmas is not about the presents you receive, but the joy you give to others. There is really nothing better than being able to give with a joyful heart, it is one of the most euphoric feelings that I’ve ever been able to experience.
Enjoy this time with your loved ones, and do not take each other for granted; time is precious and life is short.