Let Me Tell You a Secret…

Christmas is once again over.

I know for many of you, you are struggling with the ‘Christmas is over blues.’ It can be depressing. You spend all year preparing for this big, exciting day, and in what feels like seconds, it is over. No more Christmas music playing on the radio non-stop, no more gorging yourself full of sweet treats or holiday ham, and no more 24 hour streaming of your favorite Christmas movie. In layman’s terms: IT SUCKS! You have 364 days standing in between you and that wonderful time of year again.

Okay, I get it, you are all sad. It is now back to the reality of work, dealing with snow (which would have been perfectly acceptable on Christmas Day. But any other time it snows, you just want to murder someone), and back to all the other stresses that come along with life. But let me fill you in on a little secret, that I think will boost your mood, put a smile back on your face, and a sensation of happiness back in your soul. The secret is… Christmas is not over, in fact, Christmas never ends. It continues the entire 365 days of the year.

I’m sure you are all scratching your heads and saying, “No, nah, no way. This chick and dog are nuts. That makes absolutely no sense. The calendar and society have always told us that Christmas is only on December 25th.” Well folks, screw what society and the calendar tell you. Christmas indeed continues throughout the entire year.

Why? – you ask.. Well it’s because the real reason of the season, Jesus, is someone that doesn’t go away. He shouldn’t be boxed up like your ornaments. He shouldn’t be tossed in the trash like the left over ham or cookies. And he shouldn’t stop streaming in  your hearts or minds, like all those holiday movies. No, he should be someone celebrated the entire year.

After all, he was the greatest gift ever given. The gift that saved us all, showed us what true love really was, and the gift that gave us all a chance to have forgiveness, grace, and eternal life. Wow, that is something to celebrate all year.

So stop your Kim Kardashian ugly cry everyone, because I just gave you some great news. Christmas is so much more than presents, food, movies, music, and decorations. And it is a lot longer than one measly day. Christmas my friends is about Jesus, and all the love that he has shown us and continues to show us every single day of the year. He doesn’t stop loving us after one day, so we should continue to celebrate him every minute, every hour, every day, and every month of the year.

Merry Christmas everyone! Man, it feels great to be able to say that everyday.

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