Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
There is no denying the magic that this time of year brings. Regardless of your faith, how close you are to your families, if you are a parent, or not. There is something in the air, something undefinable. This year, my youngest learned the truth about the man in the red suit. It broke her heart, heck… it broke my heart. I didn’t want the magic to die for her. I explained to her, that sometimes, even when we know something is not real, it is important to believe. Important to believe in the magic, that as long as we believe, in a sense, the man in story will live on inside us. Life offers so many wonderful things, this holiday season, I am thankful for the magic that my children bring into my life. And someday, as my daughter is watching her children experience all that is amazing & magical during the holidays, she will definitely believe again! Merry & Christmas and Happy Everything! Love, Christine