The Meaning of The Real Joy of Christmas

I have been recently thinking about what Christmas means. It is a time of happiness towards everyone that I know. The one thing that I love the most is being able to spend time with my family and close friends. I believe that during this time of the year most people feels that family and friends come first in their lives, so this is obviously a very preferred holiday to celebrate. I am sure there are some Grinch’s out there, but how could anyone pass up the chance to feel the happiness that others bring. Maybe I am just a sap when it comes to these things, but I believe that the Christmas spirit is just that strong to change the bitterest heart. Christmas is a magnificent season of the year.

It is also a busy time for most of us. It is important that we may not become so caught up in the stresses of the season that we place our emphasis on the wrong things. Sometime we will put so much emphasis on getting that special gift we forget the best gift of all, ourselves! I think that it is very exciting when we are able to exchange gifts; however, I do feel that this simple sweet gesture is often taken for granted. This as well as other holidays are usually associated with receiving gifts, but we should be able to remember the reason why we do them in the first place. It is the simple joys of commemorating the birth of the Holy One of Bethlehem.

I personally, I think giving a gift is just as great as receiving one; but the most disappointing thing is, the gifts that we want to receive and being disappointed when we don’t get them; for the other side is the thoughtlessness in the giving because of feelings about the person and the time we didn’t have to make the purchases. Finding the real joy of Christmas comes not in the hurrying and the scurrying to get more done. The whole idea of finding that perfect gift, making someone smile, and him or her realizing that you put that much thought into just one gift is just one way which Christmas brings happiness to everyone.

Our celebration of Christmas should be a reflection of the love and selflessness that has been taught. Giving; not getting, this brings the Christmas spirit to a full bloom. In conclusion to how I feel about Christmas I can see how we all can do good, become more kindly to one to another, and reaching out in a loving way to help those less fortunate. Our hearts are softened, enemies are forgiven, friends remembered, and family is accepted. The spirit of Christmas illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world’s busy life and become more interested in people than in things. To catch the real meaning of the spirit of Christmas, we need only drop the last syllable, and it becomes the Spirit of Christ.

Christmas time is my favorite time of year. I love when it’s time to shop for all those Christmas gifts for everyone, the red and green decorations, the first snow fall, the crackling warm fireplace, hot coco, the smell of fresh bake cookies,  great Christmas movies, the Christmas music and my beautifully decorated Christmas tree sitting in my living room. But most of all, I love this time of year because I get the chance to be with my family and friends while I enjoy everyone’s Christmas cheer during this wonderful time of year.

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About danaib322

My name is Danai Brown and I’m a university student on a life-long quest to discover all of the good in people as well as learn the behavior of many. I have come to realize that there are many people that say that this world is “hopeless or pointless”. I want to be able to show that there is hope. I personally believe that there are miracles and these miracles will change the behavior that the person will display. Finding the positive is the easiest, but the negative you will have to work harder to find. I have been told that it is the other way around; but I have to disagree. I want to bring to my blog an insight of hope as well as teach the things that I have learned. Sharing is the key to the success in changing a negative thought to a positive one. By following my blog and I can assure you that you will see the world in a different light. I was born in the Dayton, Ohio area but have spent the majority of my life in Atlanta, Ga. I currently attend South University-Savannah campus; I am studying for my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in clinical and community Communications and Public Relations. I have been blessed with two amazing parents, two sister, two brother, and four talented and astounding kids. I am the happiest when I am sounded by people that I can get to know and care about; as well as those that I can help make a difference in their lives. I have had the opportunity to participate in many acts of service, and I continue to do all that I can do. All I want to do is leave people with hope in knowing that someone cares about them. I have come to understand that life is an eternal quest about knowing oneself. I have decided that it was time to challenge myself, to rediscover my hidden traits, talents, and tendencies. This is where I am at right now, I have been able to grow and learn more about who I am and become comfortable with me. I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. This is also another reason why I want to do more for people. I want to give the give of what I have found, how to love my self. We can all learn from each other, I hope to be able to do that with this blog. Feel free to leave a comment or share an inspirational story, I welcome it. You may even have advice for me to improve my blog, please contact me on my Facebook account at: I would love to hear from you!
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