One of my favorite parts of Christmas is getting cards in the mail from my friends and family. I love the photos, which are promptly hung up on the refrigerator, and the letters are always fun to read. It’s amazing how fast a year goes by and how much news there is to catch up on with my loved ones.
One of my favorite Christmas cards this year had a poem on it that I thought I would share on this Christmas morning.
There's more to Christmas...
There's more, much more to Christmas
Than candlelight and cheer;
It's the spirit of sweet friendship
That brightens all the year;
It's thoughtfulness and kindness,
It's hope reborn again,
For peace, for understanding
And for goodwill to men!
This poem is a good reminder that we should keep the Christmas spirit around more than just one day in the year. Just like those Christmas cards will hang on my fridge until next year rolls around, the Christmas cheer, generosity, kindness and warmth is something we need to remember each and every day.
No matter what the challenge we face, if we sprinkle a little Christmas magic on the situation, our outlook is bound to be better -- no matter what time of the year.
Just for fun, check out this “Santa’s Little Ranch Helpers” video. If that doesn’t make you smile today, I don’t know what will!
Merry Christmas from my ranch to yours!