A few years ago, at this time, I had just returned from a three week trip to Indonesia where I was able to assist with a project for Mission Aviation Fellowship.
Giving One’s time in this way is an honor and Joy. I turned 64 while away. God’s special birthday gift to me – an adventure. He knows how much I enjoy this kind of thing. This year I turn 67.
Thoughtful Reflections Through Tough Times
Since then, I have had some adventures I have no desire to repeat. Dealing with breast cancer, although a good outcome, was an adventure into dangerous territory I plan to avoid repeating. My husband had a progressively difficult back situation that finally demanded surgical attention right in the middle of this pandemic. He also has had a good outcome.
I prefer to choose my adventures, even the risky ones. Dealing with medical protocols does not fall into that category. As I said, both of us are doing well, and to be honest, are in better health than ever. We are also better equipped to fully enjoy this wonderful season of life.
I pray the same for you and your family without the unexpected detours. Like my service trip to Indonesia, that special gift that satisfies the soul. The one that perhaps, no one knows because you have not given it voice. The moment of knowing you are seen, heard, valued and loved when the unexpressed desire is fulfilled.
So as you enjoy your version of the Holidays in this strange year of 2020 here are a few Thoughtful Reflections :
“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”
“Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.” (even though through zoom or Facetime!)
“Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.”
Charles M. Schulz
“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”
“At Christmas, all roads lead home.”
Thoughtful Reflections At Home
We have no grand plans for this Christmas. We are taking it one day at a time this year and more looking forward to 2021. Most of us want to “get back” to normal. There is some comfort in that, but I am looking forward and moving that direction.
May each one who reads this find their way to the ultimate home, in the arms of a Loving God who gave His most precious gift: His Son, Jesus Christ.
Please share where you are reading this from in the comment section.
Blessings and A Very Happy Safe Christmas.