Advent ~ Seen Through the Eyes of a Child
Have you ever been with a child and noticed they can zero in on a toy or something they want for Christmas out of shelves and shelves of toys? They have laser focused vision.
I was in a thrift store one day here in my town and there was several bags of ornaments and other things all in ziplock bags. My eyes went immediately to this particular bag out of all of them because I
saw these ornaments in there. Five of them. There was a lot of other stuff I didn’t want, but I did want the ornaments!! I was very excited about them. The bag was stapled shut so you couldn’t see everything but I was happy getting these ornaments.
When I got home and displayed them, I went through the bag and at the bottom of the bag was a black Cross pen and pencil set with its own leather holder. Another score. It was like Christmas for me!!
Sometimes our most unexpected gifts come when we aren’t expecting them. They may come from the most unlikely places too! I would like to think that I look at the time of year with this idea…where is it I am to be a blessing,? It’s not just what I receive. Maybe I am to be someone else’s’ unexpected gift. What do you think?
…Bearing gifts we traverse afar…
Until next time…
Today’s ornament brings me joy. When I see it, I see someone who is feeling the joy of Chirstmas. She has the look of someone who looked up, and then closed her eyes to the joys of what she is experiencing. She is ringing the bell of Christmas and ready to decorate with a touch of pine.
Christmas is like that for me. I want to enjoy everything about it. I love the lights, the tree, the ornaments, gift shopping, smells of the baking in the kitchen, and family gathering. It is something I want to take slow, and take it all in.
You see, Christmas makes us a bit crazy at times with all the activities that go along with this time of year. Yet….it can be different. Take the time to slow down and just like the expression on the face of this ornament, breathe in the experience around you. Let this time of year be one of new traditions and the find the joys in every day.
Joy to the World, the Lord has come…
Until next time…