Friday, December 19, 2008


Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the lights, the snow and the anticipation. I love the look of presents under the tree and the the kids begging to open just one. I love everything about the season. However, I really do not understand the "Scrooge complex". Why is it that people get so angry and stressed? It is really simple, to keep the stress down...

1 - Focus on what the holiday really means. Are we really celebrating a fat man in a big red suit? No we are celebrating the birth of our savior. We need to be celebrating advent and anticipating the celebration of his birth.

2 - Don't worry about affording gifts. If you question if you can afford can't. It really isn't about the gifts anyway, it is about the worship, family, friends and fellowship.

3 - Smile and wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Go see the lights, go to a Christmas service.

The point is don't get all stressed out and take it out others. Your one little negative comment can ruin another persons day. If you smile and wish them a Merry Christmas it may just brighten the season for one more person.

Merry Christmas from Danielle

1 comment:

  1. So true my friend, so true. Thus the reason Cool and I have opted for no presents. To us Christmas is about family memories, not more presents than we can imagine. That doesn't mean the picklets won't get Santa gifts. They are each getting 1 thing from Santa and we are all getting stockings full of stuff. You know candy, nuts and that kind of thing. I would like to get one family game but I don't think that will happen either. Of course our decision hasn't made the extended family very happy. Can't wait to see what happens on that front.

    Sorry the weather isn't cooperating for Wednesday. We were looking forward to see you guys!

    Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy the time with your younglings. They are growing up way too fast.