Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.
Once in a while you read something that stops you in your tracks. This inspirational expression or quote seemed appropriate to share during this holiday season. In all the rushing around we do in preparation for Christmas it’s important to stop and listen to reflect upon what the season is all about and what the season truly means . . . to you. Not to anyone else, but to you.
It doesn’t have to be while opening presents. It can be before dinner, while wrapping presents . . . even while shopping or driving to your next destination. Just take a moment to stop . . . and listen to what is around you . . . you’ll notice it’s always with you . . . it’s love.
It doesn’t have to be a spiritual thing . . . it’s just an interesting experiment . . . see what you feel and hear. It could be while you’re eating something special for the season. Maybe even a piece of a candy cane will give you that “special” holiday feeling. What is it? Is it love . . . or something else? How does it make you feel?
This reminds me of Thanksgiving and taking a moment to count your blessings and be thankful. But there is something magical about Christmas. It isn’t about remembering our blessings or coming up with something to be thankful for. This is more about the feeling you receive. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was out walking one evening taking in the sights of Christmas. What struck me at that moment was the smell of wood burning in a fireplace. I felt love. The warmth of being close to family . . . safe and secure.
It may be worthwhile to remember this and periodically during 2015 to stop for a moment and check into what you receive.