I love Christmas. I love Christmas trees covered in baubles, houses bedecked with lights, Christmas carols, shortbread, snow globes, Christmas movies, tiny trains driving in circles past tiny houses… But it is more than that. I love marking the end of a year with such joy, spending time with my family and reconnecting with friends. I love the sense of unbridled generosity. The loved ones that we have lost are never closer. The traditions, regular as clockwork, bring them back to us and they live again in our minds — echoes of Christmases past. Yet, Christmas is also about looking ahead to the year to come. At once Christmas anchors us in our past and beckons us with a fresh start. Christmas reminds us of what life is truly about. And then, a new year lies in wait, just over the horizon, waiting for us… What will you make the New Year about?
Apply it to your life: What does Christmas mean to you? What do you want to make the New Year about?
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year