Christmas is a wonderful time of the year.

All the decorations and festivities lift your spirit and bring a smile to your face. Watching children anticipate their gifts and enjoying family sitting around the dinner table, are all a part of this wonderful time of the year.

Christmas is a wonderful time for marriage and relationships. It’s a great time to say “I Love You!” There are many ways according to author Gary Chapman in his book The Five Love Languages to say I love you. Gifts would be the most expected way on Christmas. But a warm hug and passionate kiss would work well too. Taking time to do something special or just to talk and hang out may be just what is needed to communicate your love to each other. And nothing beats simply saying “I Love You!”. Take the opportunity you have today to say “I Love You!” Tomorrow isn’t promised.

Don’t be like those who get distracted by the rush, money spending and commercialism and decide to treat this day like any other. These folk are missing a great opportunity to spread love. Birthday’s and holidays are excuses to celebrate people and relationships. Step outside of yourself and give to someone else. Step outside of yourself and receive love from someone else. Don’t miss this day’s opportunity for loving.

Maybe there has been some tension in your marriage lately. You haven’t been getting along. You may be feeling frustrated with each other. Today is a great day to have mercy and show a little love. Experience the joy of forgiveness on this day that celebrates the birth of the one whose death on the cross gave us an opportunity for a second chance to do it right. Remember your loved one’s are fallible human beings just like yourself who need forgiveness just like you. Don’t expect them to never hurt or disappoint you. That is irrational. Forgive them and move on. Spread love not hate. Especially today.

Merry Christmas to you and your kin!


Joe Follette

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