With Christmas less than a week away, it behooves us to reflect upon the happiness that we enjoy during "the most beautiful time of the year," and indeed throughout the entire year.
Christmas is ....
The day we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.
Seeing a child smile when he opens a gift.
The joy of giving to less fortunate people and to houses of worship.
Loving one's spouse more than oneself.
Uniting family members, some of whom live hundreds of miles away.
Having a cup of hot chocolate after shoveling snow.
Attending a party with friends, and listening to stories from bygone days.
Going to a concert and listening to "Oh Holy Night," and other Christ-loving songs.
Thanking God from the bottom of our hearts for everything He has given us.