25 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Our family christmas tree in KL

It's different because it hasn't a star or angel at the top. It's draped in red baubles, silver globes and poinsettias. The fibre optic lights help to make it bright, bold and beautiful.

I love Christmas. Everything about it makes me smile. People become nicer, kinder and they smile more.

Our tree isn't huge. Nor is it tiny! To me, it's just symbolic of the Christmas celebration. In Singapore, we have a mini metal one and I've tied red ribbons to make it merry. We used to have a tree but we have since given it away to another family more in need of one.

Do we feel less of the Christmas spirit without the tree adorning our living room in Singapore?

No!

We revel in the knowledge that our tree is now in someone's home. That family will gather on Christmas day and celebrate what is most important about this season! The feeling of being together and sharing and caring.

One day at a time!
One step at a time!
One gesture at a time!

That's all it takes to make this world a better place. I usually don't cut and paste but I would like to share this!


1 CORINTHIANS 13 CHRISTMAS VERSION

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling
lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another
decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies,
preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at
mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that
I have to charity, but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend
a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir's cantata, but do not
focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
Love sets aside decorating to kiss the husband.
Love is kind, though harried and tired.
Love doesn't envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and
table linens.
Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they
are there to be in the way.
Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return but rejoices
in giving to those who can't.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all
things.
Love never fails.
Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust.
But giving the gift of love will endure.

-- Author Unknown


Here's wishing you folks

To all those reading this, thanks for dropping by! May God bless you in a special way today!

4 comments:

Adirya Kiratas said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too. Hope you have a good time.

Patricia said...

Merry Christmas, darling!

Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

Adirya, Thank you for your wishes. I've been too busy and lazy to reply to the comments. I make it a point to do so since there aren't millions!!!! lol

Ditto wishes for you and loved ones.

By the way, did you get to take a picture of that tree with snow?!!!!

Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

Patricia, It's never too late to say Merry Christmas, even when it's the 28th of December. What do you and I care about these boundaries eh? lol

Love you!!!! Loads!!!!!!