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The Joy of Christmas

Joy and Happiness are Everywhere

In the last article I talked about the stress of Christmas, now let’s talk about the joy of this season. Many people get together with friends and family, some they haven’t seen much over the previous 11 months. But the magic of Christmas has a way of pulling those heart strings to compel us to use our precious time and organize the expected get-together.

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” Alexander Smith.
  • Christmas really is a time of giving gratitude and joy. Not just for the gifts that are img072 "The Joy of Christmas"given but for our connections to all well-being that comes our way.
  • It’s a time for praise for the year previous with all of its ups and downs. All of those moments were sacred even if they felt harsh and were unwanted at that time. They’re all moments to show us the contrast of life.
  • We need contrast to appreciate what we have.
  • Identify those unkind moments, consider life showing you where you don’t want to be and then strive for the joy of where you would rather be.
“Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles.” Edwin Louis Cole

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