Saturday, December 24, 2011

And So This is Christmas

Linking up with Charlotte at Spiritual Sunday  and Laura at Beholding Glory

"It's Christmas every time you let God love others through you. It's Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand" Mother Teresa

I like the spirit of Christmas. I like the kindness and the way people go the extra mile to be nice. I like how people band together to raise money and gifts so that no one has to feel left out....alone....and empty. 

I like all of it and I don't want it to be for just one month...or a few weeks or even one particular day. I want it to last...always...and I want it to outweigh the dark....the sad...the lonely and the hard times for all of us. 

Christmas has this amazing feeling that seems to make us nicer.'s all b/c of Him. I never could've imaged this kind of joy....or peace. Sometimes I shake my head to see if it'll never does. Instead...every day gets a bit more brighter. And I've learned...

"I'm not alone at all I thought. I was never alone. And that is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent" Taylor Caldwell
Merry Christmas Guys!

And so this is Christmas.....I hope you have fun......


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Nikki,
I love the spirit of Christmas too. I end every post on my Christmas blog with 'Keeping Christmas in my heart all year round' because Christmas is the nicest time of the year. It's just like you said, People are nicer and more generous this time of year.
I'm so glad we have gotten to know each better this past year.
I pray you have the loveliest and most blessed Christmas ever with your loved ones.

Christmas love and hugs,

Regina said...

A blessed Christmas!
Cheers and regards.


Laurie Collett said...

Dear Nikki, At Christmas we celebrate Emmanuel -- God with us. but praise God, every believer has Christ in us, the hope of glory, once we trust Him as our personal Savior, throughout eternity and not just at Christmas time! May His love and light shine through us every day of the year!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Finding Pam said...

Sarah, you are right about the meaning of Christmas. This post is awesome and says it all.

Merry Christmas and may you have peace,joy and love in your life all year long.


Mevely317 said...

This is beautiful, Sarah! I loved reading ... and quietly absorbing.
You are such a blessing in my life!

Wishing you a sweet Christmas, surrounded by those you hold most dear!


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you Sarah, what a beautiful post and I agree with you all the way. ((HUGS))

TexWisGirl said...

i love quotes from mother teresa. :)

merry christmas to you and yours! blessings for 2012 as well!

Chatty Crone said...

I love Mother Teresa.
Merry Christmas to you - have a blessed Christmas.

Ginny said...

Merry Christmas, Sarah!! Wouldn't it be wonderful if people were like this all year? Wishing for you joy, blessings, and peace, my friend!

Dimple said...

I, too, love the generosity and kindness which is so prevalent now, and I would like to be aware of those qualities all year. As the Lord enables me, I will be more generous and kinder in the coming year, so that Christmas doesn't fade. (There, I made a resolution a week early!)

Many blessings to you and yours!

Brenda said...

I like this Christmas feeling too. If we could just remember that we feel this way because of Christ not because of a calendar day. Hope you feel His love each day.

Anonymous said...

That is the life of real Christians - living out CHRISTmas all-year-round!

Dear Sarah, I wish you and yours A Most Blessed Christmas and His light and presence throughout the coming year! (Thank you for your visits to my blog ~ smile).

Rina @ Healing Moments

Anonymous said...

Would it not be wonderful if all of mankind would keep this awesome spirit of love and generosity ... what a wonderful world truly it would be ...for it is the spirit of Christ that brings the love and generosity ... Merry Christmas from my home to yours!

Daughter of the King said...

Hi Sarah,

Stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas! We have hope because Jesus was born.

Blessings, love, and peace to you and all your family {pets included} this Christmas.

♥... Kerrie

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Merry Christmas to you!!

Cinner said...

Sarah hoping you have a blessed Christmas, it would be wonderful if it could last all year, have a wonderful time with your family and loved ones. hugs to you.

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Thank you for this sweet and encouraging Christmas post. Have a blessed and joy-full Christmas :)

A Joyful Noise said...

It takes so long for Christmas to arrive with all the waiting and decorating - - and so quickly it is over! May we ever keep the love and wonder of Christmas in our hearts all during the days ahead. Your post is so Lovely!

Nana Jul said...

I hope you and your girls have a beautiful day! May each day be brighter and brighter as He shines His love through you to others!
Abundant love and living!! That's what He gives so we can give it away.
Merry Christmas Nikki!
Hope it is the BEST one EVER!

Amrita said...

Love that qoute. Mother Teresa lived that way too.

Sending you love at Chriatmastime

Ika Devita Susanti said...

Hi Sarah! Thank you for stopping by to my blog :) Christmas is the moment when people refresh their heart to God, unfortunately some of them are busy with the decor and forget the main point which is God himself. Let us be Maria, take the best part of Him. Sit and listen to His word.

Have a blessed day! :)

Crown of Beauty said...

What you said about the spirit of Christmas is really true... it is as if people are kinder, gentler, more willing to go out of their way to give something... and even being more willing to spend!

Yes, the spirit of Christmas is a spirit that GIVES!

Because that is what Jesus did... He gave Himself... to a world that did not deserve it.

Your visits to my blog always come as a delight to my heart, Nikki.

Have a spirit filled year end... and new year.

Much love

Sheila Deeth said...

What a lovely quote. Thank you, and I wish you many blessings for the New Year.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sarah,
Thanks for the Christmas hug....I think you are amazing, too. I am so blessed to have you in my corner. :)

I totally agree with your post. The Spirit of Christ is amazing during this season. The only other time I really feel it is in my church. It is the best day of my week.

Hugs to you,

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I agree, it should not be 1 month but all year...Hope you had a great Christmas

leavesnbloom said...

Hoping that you had a lovely Christmas and that you've a Blessed New Year.

Of One Heart said...

I'm wishing it would last, too!