December 2011 Entries
It is time for a new year; time for resolutions and reflecting. My children are too young to truly understand the concept of resolutions. I am not big on resolutions myself. Positive change should be stated by actions more than oaths spoken in the moment. Still, I do believe that the end of a year can be a great time for reflection.
This holiday season, I have noticed the wonderful joy that others are spreading around me. Maybe I never noticed it before or maybe it is something in the air, but I have witnessed one random act of kindness after another this Christmas. I have always wanted to show my children that giving to others is the best way to live life. No earthly possession matters enough to be selfish about it.
As Christmas draws nigh, I have been thinking a lot about how we as parents should have the faith of Mary and Joseph. They followed God’s will for them and had such great faith that they were willing to believe God’s word. They did not concern themselves with what their friends or family thought; they only focused on God.
As Christmas approaches, it is important to keep the focus on Jesus’ miraculous birth. As a young child, I remember the month of December as one of the most exciting times of the year. There is anticipation in the air and it can make a child wide eyed with wonder. With my own children, we make sure that we have God-focused Christmases.