As this post is shared out at this moment in time, it is Christmas Day! All is quiet in the neighborhood and the tree lights and candles in the window all glow brightly. And I must say that I do not remember ever ushering in Christmas Day in this way.
“So until the crib has been tucked away and until another Christmas Day, I know that there will still be Christmas in my heart. And may the same be for each and everyone of you!“Barbara Jacoby
I am not sure why I am feeling the emotions that I am at the moment. Perhaps it is because of what all of us have experienced for the last two years that celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ may be giving me a new hope for the future. For many, having anything to celebrate, if they choose, is a wonderful thing at this moment in time. After all, if you look at all that has been happening in the world and if you add cancer treatments for so many that I know, it is difficult sometimes to even focus on the reality of the moment.
I suppose that gratitude beyond belief is what I am feeling. I am almost overwhelmed when I focus on the real purpose of what we are remembering today. Perhaps if we can step outside of the moment and think about the real present that we were given on this day, it may change so much for us. The hope that we were given for an eternal life can give us a peace on earth that is hardly imaginable. We don’t need a church or other religious institution to attend if we are willing to just go inside of ourselves and find the answers there. Our own soul or spirit that exists inside each of us and helps us to guide us to our knowingness on every level will help us with the understanding that we are so much more than a body and a mind on which many continue to rely.
So as I sit here with all of these thoughts running through my mind, I can’t help but wanting to hold on to the realizations that I am remembering at this moment. I want to carry my hope for the future into the week ahead and right on in to the year ahead. I want to remember these feeling as I wake up each day that I am given here and live my life accordingly and to find ways to share it with every single person whose life I touch both now and in the future. I want to carry the peace that I feel and the hope for the future and remember the lights that are shining to show the way today.
I want to live and feel and share the best of everything that Christmas Day is bringing to me at this time with anyone else who wants to grab on and go along on this ride and to live all of what I can seize upon. When times get tough, I wish for my thoughts to return to this moment and remember the hopes and promises that this day represents. And I want everyone to know that I am here for you, too, to share the memories of this day with anyone else whenever you might want. So until the crib has been tucked away and until another Christmas Day, I know that there will still be Christmas in my heart. And may the same be for each and everyone of you!
Barbara Jacoby is an award winning blogger that has contributed her writings to multiple online publications that have touched readers worldwide.