The holidays can be tough for people and I thought it would be the same for me this year. As the year starts to come to a close many people will often reflect on all the things that happened the other 11 months of the year. I thought I was going to fall victim of this but I didn’t. Today I feel merry. I thanked GOD 25 times straight. I have another day to make things right. I asked for a miracle and GOD gave it to me even when I fell way short. When I say short I mean below an ant’s height with their legs cut off. That still may be too tall. I learned about forgiveness. I forgave and I forgot and this includes myself. I learned to give in a different way this year….to me. Beating myself up means no one wins and I am a winner and you can be one too.
Being a giver it feels good for once to not worry about someone else and how they might feel. There is nothing in the bible that talks about “feelings” that I have read so why be concerned with it? There used to be a time I would have beat the streets to buy thoughtful gifts for people with my hard-earned money to barely get a thank you and a pair of socks or a grocery store gift card in return out of “obligation.” Christmas is not even about all of that. This year I give thanks for all that I have right now in this moment. Merry Christmas!