Daily Motivator Special Feature
When packages under the tree held real treasures,
When you could smile and say “Merry Christmas” without worrying about offending anyone or being viewed as a religious fanatic?
When you worked and sacrificed and saved to pay cash for a gift you’d had your eye on for months, and no one borrowed money against their home equity to pay for it all?
When you went to gatherings to enjoy the friends and family who were there, not merely to impress them or to fulfill an obligation?
When each shop had something different and homemade Christmas cookies really were homemade?
When you got something you didn’t really want
When the cards in your mailbox had simple greetings of peace and joy
When children in school would sing about baby Jesus in a manger
When people didn’t rush back to the stores
When a single bright star
And even though you weren’t
Even so, at Christmas, somehow,
You felt connected to those around you,
And though you wondered whether or not
The Christmas you most fondly remember was real.
It still is,
Would you like to feel it’s miraculous power again?
The fact is, if you’ve made it this far,
So in the true spirit of Christmas,
For Christmas does not have to be watered down
And what you do with it
So build a great big roaring fire in the fireplace.
Start with a sack of flour and figure out how to make some cookies out of it.
Smile and say “Merry Christmas” and don’t worry about what anyone may think.
Take delight in finding new ways to be generous and kind.
Look up at the night sky and find that star.
Give away gifts that come from your heart.
And take some time to lovingly think
Remember the magic of Christmas?
It’s here. It’s now. It’s alive in you.
Have a Blessed, Merry Christmas
-- Ralph Marston
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