When I was a child I dreamed of a perfect Christmas: lots of sweets, every toy on my wish list and time off from school. In reality, money was hard to come by and although there was lots of love and time off from school the sweets and toys were not as plentiful.
But now I understand that it’s not the sweets or presents or some hyped up “perfect” Christmas that counts – it’s having others to share this time with.
I’ve already got the most valuable gift of all: my life. I know it’s valuable because no amount of money could have purchased it for my mother and husband. They are no longer with me but I’ve learned to appreciate those that I love and also the new people that I’m meeting along my journey.
Its official – Christmas miracles can’t be found in packages. Instead it comes by taking time for others and by appreciating the gift of life that we still have. By enjoying our family and friends we will find that Christmas magic that we are always looking for.
From my home to yours I wish you a Merry Christmas.