For many years Christmas gifts, however special the giver meant them to be, just never meant much to me. There was always something missing. Today I am wondering if the problem was that I knew something that I didn't realize I knew. Christmas doesn't need a container.
The gifts found under people's trees nowadays often make me feel sick. After they are opened and the wrappings are disposed of, then what? Is it really going to make the recipient happy for very long? Will it change their life in a positive way? Probably not.
What is Christmas anyway? If people truly believe it is the celebration of the birth of our creator in human form then why would they want to limit it to just one day out of 365? It is my belief that Jesus was born because humans could not believe in a spirit they could not see. He wasn't born just for one day. If you truly believe in the Spirit behind Christmas spread it around every day of your life.
Every time we love; every time we give, it's Christmas.~Dale Evans
Remember this December that love weighs more than gold.~Josephine Bacon
Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemies, forgiveness,
To an opponent, tolerance,
To a friend, your heart,
To a customer, service,
To all, Charity,
To every child, a good example,
To yourself, respect.
Notice there is no container needed for any of the above. Freely give love this Christmas season and throughout your life, making the world a better place for yourself and everyone you know.