'Tis the Season...
...To be a jerk? HA, but no really, y'all. It's felt like that sometimes.
It's easy to focus on the negative and wonder how on earth you can miss my giant red van when I'm driving and have two different people slam into your bumper within two weeks and right before Christmas. Trust me. I've been wondering the same thing. If you saw my giant van, you'd understand.
Even more discouraging was that the second kid vanished without giving me any information or anything.
Cue the discouragement and general dislike for Memphis drivers.
I know Christmas just passed, but I did want to put this down on paper before I launch into all of the blog posts about the New Year, new me and all that nonsense. 'Tis the Season is exclusively a Christmas time kind of thing. It got me thinking while some people stress about the holidays and others are super excited for the cold morning (hopefully a white, snowy morning) to jump out of bed and tear open presents, why can't we keep the giving spirit all year around? Why do we only have to focus on one little month out of the year to try to be giving? Why is it so hard for us to give and not expect anything in return? It's a beautiful season. Even non-Christians celebrate Christmas, and it can be used as a great tool to minister to them. Jesus, mangers, shepherds and angels are particularly popular in everything-movies, shops, and the entire reason for the season.
Again, I ask: why don't we do this all year around? I want to focus on a giving spirit to others. I want to be as giving and joyful as I am around Christmas. I want to be as excited to spread Christ's love and put a smile on someone's face as I am around this season.
'Tis the season to strive to be the best Christian you and I can be. 'Tis the season to not be a jerk. 'Tis the season to always want to put a smile on someone's face.