The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.  ~Burton Hillis

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So what are you doing for this Christmas?

Christmas-time is surely coming, and everyone is truly excited.

But as we grow older, Christmas loses its meaning in our hearts. We lose the old mentality of enjoying each other’s company in celebrating this momentous occasion.

Why do I say that, you may ask.

If you take a look around you notice that people are putting up Christmas lights, Christmas trees, decor and the likes. But one thing pops out that takes away the true meaning of Christmas.

No it’s not the presents. I’m no grinch. I love presents. Although I’ve grown too old to receive presents from my parents, I love the fact that people are still giving each other gifts in this day and age.

 

 

Celebrating the Birth of Christ

 

Christmas is when we, together with the entire world celebrate the birth of Christ. Other people of different faiths may have different reasons for celebrating this day, but we as Christians have this as the main reason.

That’s the reason why we put up belens and mangers as Christmas decor.

What’s with the tree?

What’s up with the bearded guy?

I know what they stand for, but because of them we sometimes forget why we’re celebrating Christmas in the first place.

Sometimes we don’t even go to mass on Christmas day anymore. Sometimes we miss out the misa de gallo.

Sometimes we focus on the decor and we forget what we should be doing for Christmas.

 

 

Get in touch with your roots

 

Maybe once a year you can come back to your home town and spend Christmas with your family. If you already have your own, that’s great. Spend it with them. Not at work. Not with coworkers. Not alone.

Spend Christmas with the people in your life that really matter. People who have loved you since the day you were born. Or friends who have been by your side since day one.

You don’t need to have gifts for everyone. The act of coming home to spend this special season is more than enough to show that you love them.

 

 

Don’t focus on the material things

 

Material things would include the presents that you give and receive. It could also include the decor that you put up for Christmas. Instead of spending so much on those Christmas lights, why not buy that amazing piece of ham for everyone to enjoy in the bellies?

Rekindling friendships can also be a great non-material present you could give to someone this Christmas season. Try to let go of old quarrels and grudges. It might be hard at first, but is definitely worth it.

Healing broken relationships in the family is something that should be done ASAP, and Christmas is just another perfect moment for you to do that.

Say sorry to the ones you’ve hurt. Tell your family that you love them. It’s the simple things that really matter in the long run. Not an item that only lasts for a few months.

 

 

Make your Christmas a truly special one

 

  • Celebrate this once-a-year event with the people you love, and the ones who love you.
  • Heal those old wounds. Rekindle old friendships.
  • Christmas time is the perfect time to show how much you care and love someone. Come back home. Show them you care.
  • Drop the material things. They’re pure garbage compared to having an awesome time with friends, family and loved ones.
  • Christmas shouldn’t be what you get, or what you give. It’s how you spend it, and who you spend it with.
  • As early as now, try to file for leaves so you can come home to your family

So what are you plans for this Christmas? Let us know in the comments section below.

Have a wonderful season.

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