O Holy Night

25 Dec


What makes your Christmas special? Christmas isn’t always celebrated by every one. There is so much emphasis and commercialism surrounding this day, with so many expectations and gimmicks. Don’t get me wrong, I love shopping for gifts, seeing all the lights and decorations make me happy, and I thoroughly enjoy all the food I get to indulge in; however, it’s so easy to forget about the things that should matter to me more than anything material in this world. I went to midnight mass at St. Andrew’s Church in Pasadena today, not only to celebrate the birth of Jesus, but to reflect on and give thanks for everything that I enjoy and that I am able to experience in my life. Whatever any one’s belief is about what Christmas is or what it means, I find that a sense of appreciation and gratitude should be savored just as much as the spirit of giving or receiving gifts. With all of the crazy events that have happened lately, like the shooting in Connecticut, which I still can’t comprehend, I have to count my blessings. There is so much to be grateful for.

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