“What if Christmas, he thought,
doesn’t come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps,
means a little bit more.”
-Dr. Seuss, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
This Christmas season I wanted to share with you a journal entry from a Christmas in 2010 before I started my blog…
December 2010: “For me Christmas means something different this year. I was getting caught up in the Christmas whirlwind of presents, cooking and tree decorating; feeling like I was getting into the perfect holiday spirit. Then I received the news of my uncle. I reflected on what I’d been preparing for, and all of a sudden the gifts I’d been intending to give didn’t mean very much anymore. I started thinking of what I could give that would matter the most. So every Christmas from now I want to make it about giving. Giving my time, service and whatever else is needed to bring up another. Maybe if I’d done more of that earlier, it would’ve been enough. You never know when someone needs some lifting up. So every Christmas from now on, I challenge all of you to forget about Christmas “things” and think like the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who…” (Continue reading below…)
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I’m so grateful for Christ, His example and His sacrifice. I’m so grateful for my family and friends, and for the opportunity to be together forever. I hope my uncle knows how much I love him. How I hope to always be his “princess”, and how much joy he has brought into my life.
Remember the true meaning of Christmas. Remember to reach out and touch other people’s lives. Remember to cherish and be grateful for what you have. Remember that you are loved.
In loving memory of Robert C. Burnett
Merry Christmas goldies, I hope you have a wonderful holiday and don’t forget to check out my Christmas video on the sidebar!