Christmas Shopping! I love it. I just wish I had lots of money to shop more. Don't we all. But seriously, I love buying presents for people. Tonight, I bought supplies to stuff men's socks for the homeless and what joy I felt. Christmas is all about love and showing that love to others. It often involves sacrifice on the part of the giver. Christmas is about the Christ child and what a gift He gave to the world. Jesus Christ gave His life for ours, so we could be reconciled to God. That is true love. Love begets love. That's what we get when we accept God's gift of love, His son Jesus. I trust this Christmas as you give your gifts; you will think of the ultimate gift, God's love to us.
Isn't it funny how the weather can affect us? When it is sunny, we seem so much more alive. At least, I do. I have more energy and don't mind it when I have work to do. But when it's raining, I'm the opposite. I really don't want to do anything. That's when I think I should put on my "jammies" and curl up with a good book. I know we need the rain to help things grow; but why can't it rain when we are sleeping? I also don't like the extreme cold and snow. Why does it need to be so cold and who needs snow? We moved to Vancouver Island from Ontario and I thought we would be avoiding much of the snow and cold. But no, it seems this is going to be the coldest winter on record here on the island and probably quite cloudy as well. I think I need to find a few good books or perhaps I'll write my own.