Giving the Gift of Christmas


While I was browsing the internet a few days ago, I came across with a very nice article relating to Christmas. It’s about the theme of Christmas, the very reason why we are celebrating it. Sometimes we are so caught up with the festive mood that we tend to forget the true meaning of Christmas.

You see, I have been suggesting here in my blog about gift ideas of what we can give to our love ones this holiday season that I failed to realized that aside from the tangible gifts wrapped nicely under our Christmas tree, we can also give the themes of Christmas freely to other people not just only for ourselves.

Here are the themes of Christmas that can only be experienced when given away:

LOVE - Christmas is a season of love — a celebration of sacrificing what we have to show appreciation to those who mean the most. And while expressing love to another may be the most beautiful thing we can ever do, it can also be one of the most difficult—especially when those who should love us the most withhold it. Love anyway. True love is not self-seeking. It keeps no record of wrongs. And demands nothing in return.

JOY - This world never allows for perfect circumstances. And those who wait to find joy in them, never will. It is unwise to base our happiness fully on the actions of others. But that doesn’t mean we can’t bring a little joy into the life of another by the things that we do and the words that we say. We can still be intentional about spreading joy wherever we go.

PEACE - Family and personal relationships can cause conflict, turmoil, and stress at any time, but the tensions are often heightened during the holidays. Offer the gift of peace this Christmas by taking the first step. One phone call or conversation may not make amends for years of hurt, but it is still the first step that needs to get taken by somebody.

HOPE -  Hope is one of the greatest assets in the entire world. It is one of the greatest treasures we can ever find for ourselves. And it is one of the greatest gifts we can ever give to somebody else. See the good in others. Believe in their greatest potential. And encourage often.

RECONCILIATION - At its heart, Christmas is a story of reconciliation. A baby was born to offer forgiveness to those who need it most. In the same way, the holiday season creates opportunity to offer forgiveness and reconciliation to those who need it most in our lives. We can take the first step. Even before an apology has ever been uttered, we can lay the foundation for reconciliation that makes it possible.

GOODWILL - People may desire to harm us, but wishing pain and suffering upon them in response only compounds the hurt. Harboring resentment, ill will, and bitterness in our hearts allows their actions to control us indefinitely into the future. On the other hand, wishing goodwill upon those who hurt us frees our soul. And it allows us to move on to better things.

I wish everyone a Merry and Blessed Christmas from my family to you! May the love, peace, joy and hope we will receive this season will last a lifetime.

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  1. Great article... This is very touching and indeed so valuable not just this season but everyday of our lives... Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Your most welcome! Merry Christmas to you too! :)

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  2. Merry Christmas sis, to you and your family!

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    1. Merry Christmas from my family to you! :)

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  3. Merry Christmas. May the Lord continue to shower you and your love ones with all our your heart's desires.

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    1. Thank you! I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! Enjoy the holiday season :)

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  4. Great Christmas message! Love is not live until it is given away! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks MommyMadz. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

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  5. This is a very nice reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. I hope people will remember these things because these are more important than tangible gifts.

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    1. Yes sometimes we forgot the true meaning of Christmas. At the end of the day, the reason for the season is Jesus Christ. I hope always keep in mind, though we don't have any tangible gifts to give but the theme of Christmas alone is enough. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

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