There is a time once a year when everyone, big or small, old or young, rich or poor, has this unexplainable desire to be nice to others; to give, just for the sheer pleasure of making someone else happy. This is what Christmas means to me.It’s a time where we can all celebrate with our loved ones and be thankful for every blessing that the year handed to us. When we can look back on the painful memories and be thankful that we made it through the storm that we thought would overcome us.
This Christmas, I challenge to do something selfless. Whether it’s in a big gesture or a small one; just do something for someone else without the expectation of receiving anything in return. It feels good to receive, I won’t deny that, but the greatest feeling is to do something for a unknowning someone and to see that sparkle of gratitude light up their face and the appreciation shine in their eyes and knowing that you created that feeling for them with one thoughtful act.
I also want us all to really remember the reason for this season. In 3 days we will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Messiah and Emmanuel. I want us all to, just for a few moments, forget about the disputes about the logistics of it all and to just be grateful that He was born. He left glory to take on humanity, just so you and I could have a better story to tell, and that’s what this season is about.