Christmas is certainly a time of year to give thanks. There are so many things that come to mind I’m almost overwhelmed. So I’ll begin with one and see where it takes me.
I’m thankful for my family and friends, with whom I can celebrate the birth of the King.
I’m thankful for the music of the season, both what I listen to and what I enjoy singing as a member of our community choir.
I’m thankful for a warm home, because in my corner of the world, Christmas can be a cold time of year.
I’m thankful for a break in the middle of winter.
I’m thankful that we’re looking at a new chapter of life in the next month, a fresh start, a new calendar year.
I’m thankful that I can write these things, not only for your sake, but as a reminder to myself about how blessed I am.
I’m thankful for the memory of my dad, who, although he’s been gone for twenty-one Christmases (he passed away December 10, 1994), will be remembered with love and fondness throughout the year but especially at this time.
I hope you have all enjoyed a blessed Christmas season and I wish you a joyous and exciting new year.