Friday, December 13, 2013

What Shall We Give? - Christmas Music Video

As the Christmas season is approaching this year it seems I am feeling it so strong so early in the month.  I woke up this morning feeling especially grateful for my life and for the opportunity to give to others. 

I found myself feeling a bit sorry for myself earlier in the week.  Things that I have been concerned with of a personal nature and just kind of feeling a bit selfish in my thinking.  And then yesterday my daughter in law was having a bad day and I had the opportunity to be there for her. To listen to her, to hug her, and to cry with her and once again I was reminded that life is about so much more than "me" and how "I feel".  I was grateful and a bit humbled by the opportunity to forget about myself and be there for someone else.  Then as the day progressed and as I came home from work and continued on with my evening and went about my business.  Then Mike and I had an appointment to visit with some less actives in our ward as we are now ward missionaries (Mike is the ward mission leader) and we were blessed as we sat and spoke to these wonderful people who obviously have had a tough time in the past several years.  I was grateful to be able to show them friendship and love.  And again I was humbled to think that I was given the opportunity to be there for someone other than myself.

I am so thankful for the blessings of the gospel in my life.  For family and friends.  For experiences that have taught me what this life is really all about.  I am thankful for my life and the people and experiences that lie ahead of me where I can reach out to others.  I am especially thankful for this Christmas Season and the love of Christ that shines throughout all the world.  It truly is a blessing to give the gift of the love of Christ at this time of year!

Then I found this wonderful video that gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes!  It is beautiful!
So, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and that it will help you too feel the Christmas Spirit more fully today!

Merry Christmas!