He is the Gift

This week has been so wonderful as my little family has welcomed the spirit of Christmas into our home.  We have begun and continued many traditions with Myra and it has brought so much joy to my life.

We celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday with our friends here in Florida and I spent a large majority of the day thinking about all that I am grateful for.  I have a tradition where I have everyone go around the table and say one thing that they are thankful for with the exception of the gospel (because that is what everyone would say if we didn't make it an exception).  I love to watch everyone as they stir through thoughts in their heads thinking of all that is great in their lives.

I said that I was grateful for people with creative minds.  Creative minds are what have made this world so wonderful and full of beauty.  Creative minds came up with Disney, beautiful art, medicine, sooooo so much more, but also the celebration of Christmas.

Celebrating Christmas is such a big part of my life, not just because of the magic and fun but ESPECIALLY for the constant reminders of the FIRST gift any of us were given.  Christ.  And that is the main reason why I love to go all out in celebrating this holiday!

I hope that as we kick off this holiday season we can all remember the most important gift of all and show our gratitude of His life by being a little more Christ-like this season.

What a wonderful world we live in.  Full of celebrations and love.