Posted by: Judy | December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve…

For those who are new to my world, I live at home. Long story, told here and there. Several years ago, I decided to stop playing the game laid out for me, and start creating the world I want to live in.

I explored traditions both old and new. I grew up with opening presents on Christmas morning. I discovered that I like to open presents on Christmas Eve. I enjoy watching Christmas program, though commercial television has become sadly sparse in its offering of such. Too bad. But it isn’t what Christmas is to me.

There are special foods and rituals that are associated with Christmas. I’ve had to let them go, because so many unpleasant memories were associated with them as well. Actually, many of them were taken away, beyond my control. So be it.

Christmas carols are part of my traditions. Christmas stories. Time with loved ones. Gifts that I hope aren’t about accumulating things, but instead bring a smile and hopefully are enriching.

The old trappings and traditions of Christmas have changed, for me. What I thought I couldn’t live without, I can. I try new things, and don’t worry so much about the rituals and sameness from year to year. Instead, Christmas is a time of being more aware of others, an opportunity to do a little more than I usually do. A reminder of what truly matters, and it isn’t the packages, wrapping, bows, feasts, or parties. It is the opportunity to remember why I have the opportunity to make different choices. For unto us is born this day, in the City of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.


Responses

  1. Beautiful to know that we can always choose Him no matter what our circumstances.

    • Amen.

  2. Hallo, ich Deinem Blog gefunden via Google bei der gleichen Zeit wie der Suche nach einem verwandten Thema, Ihre Website kam, erscheint es gro?. Ich habe Lesezeichen in meinem google bookmarks.


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