I do hope that a glorious Christmas was had by all! Is everyone enjoying a little wind down time?
My Christmas was wonderful! My brothers and their families gathered together with mine at the home of our parents. We gave, laughed, and loved! What a day!
I am realizing something about myself after all these years. I definitely enjoy the buildup to Christmas more than the actual day. This does not reduce the reason for or the pleasure of the actual event. I just love the prelude to Christmas, the fanfare, the transformation of business as usual into an explosion of lights, music, and color. I adore the concerts, the worship, plays, treats, crafts, adornment...
And, though I love to shop, it's not the retail atmosphere that does it for me. In fact, I did very little shopping this year. No, it's the Spirit that wells up even in those who don't celebrate the birth of Christ. It's contagious and delightfully disruptive.
PHOTO: "Frosty the Snowman" By abbietabbie on Flickr.com