Saturday, December 13, 2008

Carol says "Merry Christmas"

And I'm not ashamed to say so!

The Grinch said it best when he described Christmas. "Perhaps Christmas doesn't come from a store. Perhaps Christmas means a little bit more." I know I'm as guilty as the next person when it comes to running around at Christmas time like a woman possessed and end up missing the real significance of the season--the celebration of the birth of the Savior. We of all people should remember what makes Christians, Christians and pause to recall not only His humble beginnings but his life, ministry and divine atonement for and in behalf of all of us.

I'm thankful at this time of year to stop, pause and remember. Then make a commitment to do better. We could all use a little improvement. I've made some major changes in my life this year, physically. Now if I could say the same about my spirituality I'd really be flying. Everyday is a new day to rededicate ourselves to the things of eternity and see beyond the moment to the far reaching effects our choices will have.God bless us every one!

6 comments:

Trina said...

I must say, you are looking good babe. We can all use this kind of reflection and commitment. Unfortunately, many of us only take the opportunity when something like Christmas or Easter roll around. Wouldn't it be great if we took the opportunity every Sunday? Even every fast Sunday would be better than twice a year. Then we'd get some of that major spiritual change coming on too. Merry Christmas.

Sharon said...

Christmas is a wonderful time and I love how it seems to bring out the best in most people. I think people this time of year tend to remember Christ more and that is why people are more kind, I wish that spirit in people could remain in them all year. I hope that makes sense.
I love being with family and now that I have a little family of my own, I love trying to come up with new traditions while remembering Christ.
I agree with what was said, We really need to reflect more to become better Christians.
Merry Christmas Everyone!

backandthen said...

CAROL!!!!
I just came back to your blog after months and GOSH!!! You're doing good.
I am seriously impressed and I am happy for you that you're able to hold on.
You are an example.

I had just come here because I saw your comment on Tim's blog and I loved the pic. then I saw this picture on your blog, I have not read your article yet, though....lol

I needed a positive image today, I am having a rough time these days so thank you for this picture.

CMalone said...

Thanks Trina. I appreciate your sentiment. We all should carry that lovely Christmas spirit feeling in our hearts all year long. It's just too bad we don't. Happy New Year to you and your family.

CMalone said...

To backandthen. We all experience trials and setback and hard times. The real trick is our response to them. We can cry and moan and shake our fists at God and ask "Why me?" (Which I have done so many times my hands are numb!) Or we can say "What's in it for me?" And I mean to the good, and look for the rough edge that needs to be pounded off our crusty edges and see through to the shining diamond beneath. Boy jove! I'm not perfect in this at all, but I'm trying to redefine my response to tragedy and pain in order to rise above. I'll let you know when I've perfected that skill. Till then I just hang on by my fingernails and pray to endure. That's all any of us can do.

CMalone said...

Sharon as always, you have a beautiful family, a precious attitude and a bright perspective on live. Bless you!