Enjoy your family and friends. Refuse to let age or illness dampen your holidays. It is the end of the year and a time to celebrate the birth of Christ, but also to examine the past year and plan for the coming year. A time to decide, am I going to continue to exist or will I make the decision to live? Will I be satisfied just doing the same things everyday or will I seek out new experiences? Will I go out of this life “on fire” or just drift away from boredom?
"Christmas gives us the opportunity
to pause and reflect
on the important things around us a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead."
- David Cameron, 51, Former British Prime Minister -
December is a time to be thankful for all our blessings. It is a time to reflect on our lives and to make the changes we need to make to enrich our lives. Set new goals. Wake up! You have a lot of life left, don't waste it.
I wasted one Christmas that I can never get back because I let sadness overtake my joy. I didn't decorate, I didn't go to any parties, I barely even knew that Christmas had arrived. It was just another day. I regret that.
No more, I count every holiday and every day I am alive as a blessing. As another opportunity to do something good not only for myself, but for someone else.
This is my challenge to you, if you are finding it hard to get into the Christmas spirit. Volunteer some where. Help out with Toys for Tots or a local food bank or a local soup kitchen. Volunteer at a school to work with children who need to have someone to read to. Find someone to help. Find a cause – make a difference in someone else's life. The way that Christ made a difference is the world.
Merry Christmas! And Happy 2018!
Stay tuned for 2018 to On Fire and Over 50....it's going to be a great year!
"Christmas is not a time
nor a season,
but a state of mind.
To cherish peace and goodwill,
to be plenteous in mercy,
is to have the
real spirit of Christmas."
30th President of the United States
What charity, community service, or cause can you get involved with? What can you do to help someone's life be better? There are a lot of hurting people in this world, be part of the change. It will take your mind off your own troubles and you will feel great!
God bless you!