Christmas is nearly here. The presents are wrapped and under the tree. Mom has finished most of the cooking and Grandma, well, she'll keep baking right through Christma day. I've enjoyed the holiday rush, but now I'm ready to settle in and enjoy the peacefulness that this time of year always brings. Ever notice how the world is a bit more hopeful at Christmas time? Even the bad things don't seem quite so bad. It's a warm, wonderful feeling that seems to envelopes even the grinchiest of us. We all laugh a little louder and smile a little bigger. We become happy. What is it that makes Christmas so special? I suspect it's because generosity much us feel good. It's a proven, scientific fact that performing acts of kindness makes us happier. When we do for others, we get a feeling inside that just makes us glow. During the holidays, we shop for others, we volunteer to help those in need, we take the children to see Santa and, before you know it, all seems right with the world. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could bottle the essence of the Yuletime? We'd have it available anytime things start getting dark and world feels like a grim place. Perhaps we can't bottle up the joy we feel this time of year, but we can remember that it is with us always. It's in our hearts. Christmas isn't gifts. It's kindness and compassion. And that knows no season. Open your heart and let it flow...not just at the holidays but every day of the year.
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