I have been so happy. Why is that, my husband asked. It is simply because I don't have anything to be sad about....at least not in my life.
On the other hand....
I have a sister who misses her late husband at this time of year.
I have a dear friend who feels like she wasn't able to savor the season. She has been running around like a chicken with her head cut off and can't relax! Her family is suffering from dysfunction with a capital D and that makes me hurt for her.
I want everyone to feel the joy of the holiday. It's not the cookies, or how clean the house is, or extensive the decorating. It's not the presents, but the presence....of Christ in our hearts
that is the most important thing.
I pray this for all my friends and for all who read this, that this holiday (make that HOLY DAY) would be a blessing to you.