So it’s nearly Christmas! I know that for sure, because Cliff Richard has suddenly became popular again and everyone is strangely attracted to a man in red with a fake beard, shouting ho,ho,ho! This cannot be the norm!
There is one thing of course, that many of us will have in common this Christmas. We are all awaiting time with the family, some lovely presents and of course, those meaningless presents that everyone receives at least one of, each year?
By meaningless presents – I’m talking gifts such as ‘Grow your own Venus Fly trap’ or ‘Mobile phone holders designed in the form of cartoon characters’.
They are the type of presents which, more often than not, do one of two things.
1) They collect Dust.
2) Labeled as ‘Hand me downs’ for the younger relatives.
Yes, I’ve been there and I’m now passing the tradition on. 🙂
I wonder how significant Christmas is for you? Is it just a holiday? Is it just about family time and log fires? Is it just about presents and endless streams of wrapping paper?
Or, could it be about something bigger? Could Christmas be more meaningful than it ever has been, if we looked from a different perspective?
If all the presents, family time and decorations were taken away – would Christmas still be a significant occasion for you?
Are all the presents, in a sense, meaningless, compared to what Christmas is really about?
So here are a few thoughts…
1) What does Christmas mean to you?
2) How can you experience Christmas differently this year?
3) Have you ever asked yourself, ‘Is there more than this?’