Sunday, December 13, 2009

52 Blessings—Gifts of Christmastime

Just like we get the gift of blossoms in the spring, sunshine in the summer, and apples in the fall, Christmastime comes bearing gifts, too. They are many of my blessings this week.


The crèches, nativities, carols, sermons, programs and the carols help everyone focus on the Savior more frequently, which in turn makes us a little more gentle, a lot more kind. Kind is a great Christmas gift.

The music—from the silly to the sublime—is a happy Christmastime gift.


People taking the time to say hello and share a bit of themselves through their cards and letters is another gift of Christmastime.


The food (cream, cheese, cream cheese, sugar, oil, nuts, potatoes, oranges and the combinations thereof) and the food memories.

The traditions, the customs. Security is a welcome gift.

An opportunity to focus on Something and Someone bigger than ourselves is one of the best gifts of Christmastime.

What gift of Christmastime is a blessing to you?


Jill said...

Ditto to all of these things, I love them all. I especially love seeing the lights everywhere, their warm glow and symbolism always get to me.

Marie said...

I love this. I think I'll jump back on the 52 blessings bandwagon in 2010. I missed it this year.

Merry Christmas!

Heather @ Multiple Hats said...

A savior. I've been gifted with a savior. Oh my, does it get any better?

Lucy said...

How funny that you posted that song as I just purchased it on itunes earlier today. Strange coincidence.

I've loved your blessings. If I could manage to blog more frequently, I'd adopt it. You are so richly blessed.

michelle said...

I all of these things -- the music, the kindness, the unselfishness, the security. So great!