One of the best gifts of the season is the opportunity to reflect. Rituals of wrapping, baking, decorating, football, and singing out loud are comforting and familiar to me. Are there old habits or traditions I should discard? New habits or traditions to bring Christmas joy to a new generation?
Letting go of my old ways can be tough. But this time of year I am emboldened to believe in the hope of change, renewal, new beginnings.
Breathing the fresh air of gratitude is a habit I will cultivate. Showing kindness costs me nothing yet changes the world. This Christmas season I am grateful and look forward to the unveiling of the New Year. I am not afraid.
God’s peace to each of you this season.