Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Gift of Christmas

As a Catholic I take full advantage of Advent, but I wonder if we'd appreciate Christmas more if we didn't spend at least a month building expectations for a single day. Is it any wonder that day seldom lives up to the hype and our spirits take a dive come January?

I've learned to enjoy the things about Christmas no one plans, the fun had with friends, the unpredictable pace of the day. The best gifts are the ones we don't expect or think we deserve, but the ones we're given anyway.

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