In recent years, there have been many times where I get to the point where I really don’t want to leave my house. Why? People are out there, but these are not the same people I used to see. I remember a time when people were curteous, kind, considerate, and essentially human to each other. Now it seems all we find are the worst qualities in people, and seeing kindness is more the exception instead of the rule.
I remember Christmas time as being a time to spend with family – and friends who are close like family. Now it seems to be so over-commercialized and ego-centric that there is no real JOY left in the season. For me, I still love spending time with family, and they are all such blessings in my life. Even though many I don’t see anymore, they all still have special places in my heart.
Maybe I need to go see them more – to share cheer and happiness. I do know they are all precious to me, but perhaps some time seeing them will help. I do miss them a lot, and I have no excuse because so many are so close by. I feel bad that I have not seen so many for so long, but if you are reading this, then know that you are still very much special to me.
Christmas time isn’t about what you get – it’s about what you give, and to me, love and happiness are two things I enjoy giving the most. It’s how the Lord meant us to be, as it says in Matthew 22:37-40. God bless you all, and have a Merry Christmas.