Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Monday, December 26, 2011

'Twas the Day After...

Monday Musings on This ‘N That

Christmas Day has come and gone. I hope everyone got the present they wished for. Did you?

When I don’t get THE gift I want, I usually buy it for myself during the after-Christmas sales. It’s always something inexpensive, but I wait to see if it’s under the tree before I purchase it.

Many things I wish for cannot be wrapped and placed under the tree: I wish the game of politics wasn’t so ruthless as is our daily dose of politicking. On a more serious note, I wish violence would be replaced by kindness; paying health care premiums guaranteed good health; words could adequately express the feeling of love; hearts couldn’t break; it didn’t get dark.

I wish responsibility wasn’t so heavy; the world was a kinder, gentler place; TV programming was more wholesome; good outweighed bad; children didn’t have to be sick; grandparents lived longer. I wish all good dreams came true.

I hope you could spend time with extended family during the holidays. Christmas, birthdays, weddings, and even funerals (in the South) are almost like family reunions. Times with extended family never lack for conversation and catching up on everybody.

We’re not told in the Bible Jesus’ exact birth date but I do hope your family did remember Him, if even silently, and said “Happy Birthday, Jesus.” He is the reason for the season.

 The magic message of Christmas is that God gives us so much more than we can possibly give back! He gave the world the greatest gift of all time. ‘For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given (Isaiah 9:6, NIV)’”
                             –Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Till next time … keep on smiling.

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