It's that time of year again, and for many people, "It's the most wonderful time of the year." (From a song by Andy Williams) What makes it so wonderful?
It could be because of the spirit of Christmas! What is the spirit of Christmas?
Is it the decorations?
We often enjoy reading Pal's thought of the day.
There are several colorful decorated trees outside the welcome center in historic Abingdon, Virginia.
Is the spirit of Christmas fellowship?
Going with others to the world-famous Barter Theatre in Abingdon...
to see a Christmas play is a great way to get into the spirit of Christmas.
Also, many people enjoy having a Christmas meal or refreshments with loved ones-
Most people like to give gifts at Christmas-
These gifts don't need to be expensive. The Antique Barn in Abingdon, for example, has really nice gifts for really great prices! You could give gifts that you make yourself. You could give people something that you already have that you don't need. I have received gifts that are family heirlooms, which I really cherish. You could give someone a gift of your time, like organizing a closet for them.
When it comes to giving to charities, we're always careful since they are not always honest. We mostly give locally. We give food and other pet supplies to our local animal shelter which is run by the sheriff's department.
The decorations, fellowship, sharing and giving are a large part of Christmas, but, of course, without Jesus, the Christ Child, there would be no spirit of Christmas.
And, because of Jesus, we can conclude that, the true spirit of Christmas is love.
"Infinite Love Is the Only Truth: Everything Else Is Illusion" -David Icke
"May the true spirit of Christmas shine in your heart and light your path." -Holy Hope
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas-From Our Home to Yours
Positive thought: "For it is in giving that we receive" -Saint Francis of Assisi
Thanks for visiting! Until Saturday, January 6, 2024, Becky