Monday, December 12, 2016

Dearest Mighty Elves

Christmas and the holiday season is upon us. Fraught with expectations. Some of us love it. Some of us hate it. Christmas can expose the best and worst in us. Some of us duck and cover and just try to get through without short circuiting. Like my Christmas tree lights. Every year.
For me, the holiday season is about LOVE. Tenderness. Grace. Igniting the senses. Permission to love bigger. Permission to give. Permission to receive. Permission to forgive. Permission to hug longer. Kiss sweeter. Laugh longer. And cry harder. Permission to believe. Permission to be messy, beautiful human beings. To be touched by a season that reminds us that we long for family. That we ARE family. To remove the boundaries and barriers that keep us separate. It's not about stuff. It's about a generous heart. Being thoughtful. A smile. It's about gathering together and doing our best - even if it's for just one moment - to see each other through God's eyes. Perfection.