This past weekend, I was shopping in the snowy weather going in and out of stores. I had my list and was determined to get the job done quickly; but to my surprise, I really felt the Christmas Spirit in others around me.
We all define the Christmas Spirit differently, but for me; I saw my version in action this past weekend. My Christmas tradition is to contribute to each Salvation Army’s bucket where I shop even though my grandchildren laugh at me after about the third time of contributing to the bucket.
This past Saturday’s shopping was especially challenging because of the snowy, blustery weather, but instead of others grumbling about the weather, I was greeted by smiling happy Salvation Army workers inside the doors and outside of Walmart in the cold!
At Walmart, the daughters of the volunteer worker even volunteered to help me unload my groceries, which I happily declined.
My thoughts as I drove home on Saturday: “Wouldn’t it be nice if we could extend this Christmas Spirit throughout the year?” I am convinced that something magical happens during the Christmas season.
On Sunday morning, I opened my Guideposts Magazine and the first thing I read was a poem written by Mayo Angelou, which was posted in the “Upside Section from Positive Thinkers."
Her poem read: “I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas lights.”
It is the Christmas season, we may face snowy blustery weather, lost luggage and tangled Christmas Lights; but let us hope the Christmas Spirit abounds throughout the next nine days of Christmas.
I am looking forward to hearing about your Christmas Spirit experiences with the “humbugs” or the
“Christmas Angels” over the next nine days.
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