Christmas has always being my favourite time of the year: the excitement, the songs, the palpable joy on people’s faces, families coming together to celebrate, the food and drinks, and so much more.
This year, as Christmas drew nearer, I realised I wasn’t excited about it as I used to be. Maybe it’s because I was constantly at work at this month and I didn’t get to hear the Christmas songs in town and see the preparations as I had previously. Or maybe because I was going to be working on Christmas day. But whatever the reason may be, I wasn’t looking forward to Christmas.
2 days to Christmas, I decided to rewatch one of my favourite childhood animations, “The Polar Express”, Its a Christmas animation about a young boy who was getting to age where christmas wasn’t as alluring as it used to be. He unexpectedly gets a ticket aboard a train called the polar express which makes yearly trips around Christmas picking up little children to go see Santa Claus physically. At the end of the movie, the boy gets back his belief about Christmas.
I honestly can’t remember what lead me to do so. But afterwards, I was glad I did. It gave me a glimpse of how I looked forwards to Christmas in the past. Even when my Christmas turned out to be ordinary. So I decided to go download christmas songs and listen to them as I worked. A few hours later, the Christmas cheer was coming back to me.
The profound lesson this left me with is, if I can’t find the cheer and joy around me, I’ll go create mine. So go create yours. Find your joy and soak it up.
So, This is me wishing you guys a Merry Christmas.
Have fun today. Eat and drink and be merry.
And don’t forget, Jesus is the reason for the reason.