From our house to yours. Christmas has not been always been that joyous of an occasion for me over the years. Too many places to be expected to be at, too much money spent on gifts, too little time spent on the reason for the season, and I’ll never understand why we have to stay up late on Christmas Eve to wrap presents for the adults only to tear the paper off a few hours later.
Still, Christmas has its moments, family traditions that only the family would understand and appreciate and covet, children discovering and rediscovering Santa Claus, or whatever is special for you. And there is always opportunity for serious reflection. In this respect, I am reminded of the words of Howard Thurman (1899-1981):
May this season be all that it can be for you, and more.
Just don’t eat all the fudge …