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What do you want for the Christmas [holiday] season?
What do you most wish for in this Christmas [holiday] season?
It’s been a particularly hard year for me and mine, 2009. I find myself looking forward with eager anticipation to an event. Anticipation is helping me cope. I think many of us have had a hard year.
What are you looking for this Christmas season? No, not the vague, unattainable, “world peace,” or that drop-dead gorgeous girl in the other cubical at work. What is it you really want to see happen, or do this season for Christmas? What will bring the joy of the season to you in this tough time? When I think of my coming event, I catch myself smiling.
For me, it is Christmas Eve service at my church; old fashioned, I know. Sweet, cozy, comforting. Jesus’ birth celebrated in the traditional way. I hope just one or two inches of snow glazes the ground. I hope the temperature won’t be 10F like this moment as I type. Yet, the candles bring light and heat. The Christmas carols’ music rings in ancient celebration. And the love of God is made manifest.
It’s nine days to Christmas. How about you? What do you find your heart anticipating for this Christmas, Kwanza, or Hanukah? Please share it here.