Wednesday:)What Christmas Is Really About

17 Dec

Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.

Thomas S. Monson

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My favorite part of Christmas, besides spending time with family, of course, is giving and sharing, and seeing the gleam in the eyes of the recipient. This year, I don’t get to see any family, but I am blessed with friends who have become family over the years.

I’ve spent a few weeks gathering up fun little treasures, snacks, drinks, and crafty things for our senior art friends at Towne Creek Senior Apartments. My friend Krys gave me a whole bunch of hand crocheted scarves for the ladies, and my friend Linda made a bunch of glitzy face masks. Helene shared big bags, ribbons, and other goodies.

I spent about four or five hours sorting, wrapping, boxing and bagging all the treasure. I blasted Christmas songs and sang along as I joyfully worked. Helene came over this afternoon and we wrote out cards, labeled, finished up, and ribboned up the boxes and bags. Then, off to Towne Creek we went, with a quick stop at Holy Family with a special gift donation.

Here’s how I started.

Kelly, the director and a good friend, greeted us at the door. We knocked on a few doors and dropped off our gifts. There is no better feeling than seeing those twinkling eyes under a smiling mask.

Miss Kelly sure makes Towne Creek an enjoyable place to live.
You see those smiles? That’s what Christmas is all about.

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