Christmas has come and gone. Let me rephrase that, Christmas day has come and gone. What are you doing today? Are you reading that new book? Is everything ready to be returned? What are your plans for today? For tomorrow? You have tons of new 'stuff'. Is that it? You are all done with Christmas until next year, right? I received, this year for The holiday, some material items. Yes, I like them. But they get used, they may break, they may get lost. They are, in reality, of little value. I also 'received' some new friends. I 'received' a revitalized spirit. These are the gifts of the ages.
Does your Christmas exist for a few weeks, then poof! It is over in one day. Take that spirit of giving, that loving feeling and wrap your life around it. Live each day like it is Christmas. Smile at your fellow humans. Treat your surroundings with kindness. Christmas is not about gifts. Christmas is not about material 'things'. Christmas is the love and harmony we show every living thing on this small planet called Earth. It is all about sharing. What shall you give shall in return be received many times over. Let this year be the seed the spirit of Christmas takes root in your heart and grows to become the person you are.
Are you going to box up your spirit of love and put it on the curb this boxing day? Will your box of Christmas spirit be again stored in your attic, not to be reopened until next year? Are you living in a box, a self centered house of one? Take yourself out of the darkness of self containment. Remove that bushel basket and let there be light in your life. Take that light and show others the path of contentment. Guide your fellow humans down the path of hope. Be the guiding light.