Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Journal - December 3

I wasn't feeling well all day - woke up with a terrific sore throat and a terrible headache.  I didn't accomplish much and even took a long nap.  I think it is probably just a sinus thing and should be gone in the next day or two.  Needless to say, I wasn't in the mood to do any decorating for Christmas.  I did turn on the Holiday music on Sirius and that was nice.

One of the blogs I follow is called keepacpitchinin and is mostly about things from church history.  For December, she is posting a short story each day.  The stories all come from old church magazines, especially the old Relief Society magazine.  I did have enough energy to read yesterday's story and thought it was really cute.  The message was that everyone just needs love.  Even grouchy old men have smiles and respond to children who befriend them.  In the end, he joined the family for Christmas Eve and everyone was happy.  A little trite, perhaps, and sappy, too, but a good message to remember as we get into the Christmas season.  We need to learn to accept people where they are and as they are and just love them.  Sometimes, it will make all the difference in their lives.  So, it is time to put on the smile and speak loving words to everyone I meet.  I hope I do that all the time, but I will make a bigger effort to make sure that a little Christmas spirit comes into the life of everyone I meet this season.

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