It is Christmas. What does that mean to you?
To some, it is a day. A day off work. Another holiday. A day to celebrate Jesus. A day to spend with family and loved ones. A day to suffer through spending time with family and loved ones.
To some, it is a time of reflection or adjustment. A time that, for the first time, will be spent without a loved one, whether that loved one has passed on, or is stationed halfway across the world. For some, it is a time of getting to know somebody new.
To some, it is a season. A time of year to celebrate. A time to take vacation. A time to analyze the year gone by, and hope for things in the one upcoming. A time to consider the person you are, and the person you want to be.
What is Christmas to you? And have you considered what it may be to the person you pass in the aisle at the grocery store…in the lane next to you on the highway…or on the other end of the telephone? Maybe as part of our day, or time, or season, we could consider sharing a smile with someone else in case their day, or time, or season could really use one.
What was different for you this year, or for somebody close to you? Was the situation handled creatively?