I am hoping to ease back into blogging as the new year comes and I have been thinking about blogging and the mindset I had when I took a break, and the mindset I have now. Things are going to change a little bit, for the good, around here.
Anyway, let's get on with some thoughts about Christmas with a few tidbits about a few random things.
This year has been so long but yet so short. I have grown and changed and matured so much this year. I'm thankful for those changes, even though I've always despised change.
It really doesn't feel like December, does it? I'm not sure what it feels like...it feels like emptiness.
This Christmas season has felt "empty".
I can't explain it. But it's a strange feeling.
I live by how I feel, I make decisions by the way that I feel. And if it doesn't feel like Christmas, it feels like "emptiness".
I'm sure it's a mix of many things that makes this season feel empty to me.
I miss the childhood Christmases that are tucked in my mind from when I was younger.
I miss the joy of putting out cookies for Santa.
I missed out on the Christmas parties this year.
It feels like I've failed Christmas...
My room is barely decorated, I haven't felt like listening to Christmas music, and during church services or Christmas parties/gatherings, I don't have the joy that I used to.
I'm getting older every year, and it's going to get worse.
Sometimes we have to live by what we know is right, not by what we feel.
We have to put on the mindset, we have to make it Christmas.
We get to choose what to feel this season.
And this season isn't over yet, is it?
If I'm not mistaken, there are still 4 days until Christmas.
That's enough hours to get in the spirit, not only the spirit of Santa and decorating and cookies, but the Spirit that lives within us, that is the whole reason we celebrate around this time of year.
It's so important that you learn from your mistakes and that you make Christmas full again.
Full of gifts, full of light, full of family, full of friends, full of the warm feelings, full of everything that this season brings.
Full of the King that was born in a manger so that we could feel "full". So that we could feel "welcomed". So that we could feel "loved". So that we could feel that we are "enough"
And the Christmas season is enough, if we only believe in and accept the gift of amazing grace.
This season is enough without Santa, without the cookies, without the presents, and without the feeling of being too busy to enjoy the season, too busy trying to make everything perfect.
Four days is enough to accept Him and to feel "full" this Christmas.
With love and all joy,
, by Allie