It's the magic of Christmas.
I love the magic. It slows people down from their crazy hectic lives long enough to think of others................maybe even long enough to whisper a Merry Christmas here and there. It's all about others and this makes people feel good. When you give a gift you are giving of yourself. When you donate to charity or a kid that would otherwise have no Christmas, you are giving of yourself. When the family gathers around and you place the most festive meal before them, you are giving them a meal unlike any other day of the year because you've spent weeks and months planning and preparing to pour all of your love into this one meal. No other dinner ever compares to those special holiday meals. It may have begun long ago when the wise men brought gifts to baby Jesus but the warmth, love, sharing, caring and giving has brought such a magic to our lives on that blessed day ever since.