Friday, December 15, 2017


You're probably going to spend a lot of money, so make it meaningful.
The year seemed to fly by again, didn't it? Here we are looking at one of the the biggest holidays of the year once again and taking a deep breath, because it seemed to come around so fast. There are all kinds of survival tips and tricks to help us get through the sometimes hectic days leading up to the day, so I thought I'd throw in a couple of mine, too:

You're probably going to spend a lot of money, so make it meaningful. Enjoy the shopping, the crowds, the wrapping, the eye-popping excitement that comes with opening gifts. The energy can be so invigorating at this time, so EMBRACE IT!

Find someone to give a gift to that totally doesn't expect it. Yep, I mean just walk up to them and give them a present. Yep, I do mean a stranger; a person you see on the street; someone with a look on their face that's crying for some love and attention, and a gift. BE THAT "DO-GOODER" and give them a piece of your joy.

Remember that Jesus is the reason for the season. It's the day we recognize as His birthday, so you might want to CONSIDER WHISPERING A LITTLE PRAYER and saying thank you for your blessings. So many people get so caught up in the rush and bustling that very little thought is given to the fact that this is a day to celebrate our hope, and believe that someday there can be peace on earth.

Yes, the holiday is already here. ENJOY IT, with all of its craziness, and all of its joys. No "bah humbugs." No "Grinchy" attitudes. Just enjoy it, because the next one is just twelve months away. ~ S.R.F.