The title of this post is courtesy of a comment my dad left on my blog yesterday. In the spirit of Christmas traditions, Dad simply said his favorites were “Jesus and Santa Claus.” Way to go, Preacher. Way to go.
Unfortunately for Dad, he probably won’t love Santa Claus this year due to some serious financial cut-backs and such. I reminded Dad of the recession at the North Pole. He responded with a resounding, “I have everything I could ever want.” And, the readers say, “Awwwwww.”
Truth be told, many are feeling the effects of our current economic climate. Howevah, we still live in the most blessed nation on.the.planet. Perhaps, this is a good holiday season to think beyond big, bright packages with ribbons and bows and enjoy the people God has placed in our lives.
This year, why don’t we all decide to make some extra indulgences into spending time with those who make our world go ‘round. Maybe use a little less sarcasm with a family member. Tell that friend WHY you love her. Play an extra game of UNO with your son. These are the moments that last. All of the tangible gifts will fade away.
“’Maybe Christmas,’ he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more.’” – Dr. Seuss ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’.
And, a big Happy Annniversary to Mom and Dad. My greatest two examples of living out a life rich in things that really matter.
How are you going to enjoy the people in your life this Christmas?