THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS
Posted: December 22, 2016
As a culture, we place a lot of expectations on the holidays. As kids, we always looked forward to the joy of the season: all the cool stuff we would get, all the great food and treats, and lots of time to just enjoy life and have fun since the school was out for a few weeks.
These memories are imprinted into our mind and are revived every year with the sounds and sights of the holidays. To most, it's a special time of year, one in which we celebrate and connect with those closest to us. But every year many people are lonely. For some, it's another year without that special someone to share the season with.
Most of us will not have this experience this holiday season, but for those that do, remember to invite them into your homes and lives, and to share with them the closeness of friendship. This could be a co-worker, neighbor, relative, or friend. Regardless, this is the most significant gesture of the holiday spirit you can bring to life this year. Presents are fun to give and receive, but the true nature of giving is really from the heart.