Each of us has our own way to seeing things. How can one see the "sacred" in something without venturing into the "sweet sentimentality" that comes along with memories.
Some see miracles while others see something that is ordinary.
Some see beauty while others just see more work to be done. Many see compassion while others see meddling.
The list could go on forever.
This business of the Holidays, the shopping, the stress, the running here and there often means we have little time for sincere reflection of our lives.
This holiday I'm challenging myself to see more of the sacred in everyday. This view is not necessarily strictly from a Christian perspective but from a perspective that engages one's soul.
I'm going to really put some thought to the things I put around my home that reflect my sense of the Holiday season.
This Christmas glass is part of a set that has been in my home for over forty years.
I only have 7 of the 8 remaining....but this year they will hold flowers instead of drinks.
No big Christmas dinner served here this holiday...but each time I view these glasses I will remember all the holidays past and all the people who have lovingly held these glasses in their hands. Taking it a step further....I can envision all the workers over forty years ago slowly crafting these glasses and putting the simple decoration on each one..with their own anticipation of the holiday season.
Taking the time to really put some soul into your Holiday is really the important thing.....don't you think?