T minus 2 days people and it all goes down. Wrapping paper everywhere, family to feed and keep entertained, toys/gifts strewn about, movies to watch and hopefully no family quibbles to squash. Inevitability, with all sorts of personalities in one place, the odds are someone is going to get flustered. Whew. I think Santa has the right idea, as it takes an army of elves to get his job done and lest we forget that many of us do not have elves-in-waiting; therefore, we need more latitude in the prep and show of Christmas. In the swirl of trying to get everyone out the door together and on-time (with their matching Christmas outfits on, of course), I encourage you to breathe deep, smile and count the things that are right as you glance around. In the Christmas story many things weren’t right. I mean who really wants to give birth in a stable after being drug about on a donkey? But, what was right, was really right. A concrete promise of Hope had arrived which was surrounded by people who were thankful for this perfect child that just came unto the world so that we may all know peace. If you had looked around, there were a million things you could have pointed out wrong in the story’s setting, but what was right was what mattered most. May we all be motivated to look for “what is right” as we encounter the days of coming events. Sending you and yours joyous holiday cheer along with glad tidings. Merry Christmas!
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