Dec 8, 2005

the three f's

not those f words.


found this on Cyn's page...a friend reminded her of the three F's: friends, family, faith.

it reminded me, too.

sometimes, well - most of the time, especially during this time of year, i feel completely alone.

doesn't everyone at some point?

but i feel like i'm the only one who can possibly shop for presents, for food, for whatever. to be the only one who can coordinate family get-togethers, wrap, decorate, etc.

the only one who can either make or buy Christmas cards, sign, address, buy stamps, take to the Post Office...

you get the idea. i'm sure you've felt the same way.

friends, family, faith.

so what can pull it all together? well, how about this.

A Charlie Brown Christmas. remember? ol' CB was wondering if there was anyone who could tell him what Christmas is really all about. then Linus recited the passage from Luke...
"...and behold, there was suddenly a Heavenly Host in the heavens, praising God and saying
'Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth; peace - good will towards men.' " Then Linus turns to Charlie Brown & says, simply:

"That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."

perspective. that's what i need.

it doesn't matter to me if you celebrate Christmas, or Hanukkah, or nothing.

whatever and however you celebrate, what matters is that you have to realize that there's something bigger than you.

tis' the Season. celebrate.



Cynthia said...

Amen, sistah!

Jeff said...

Thank you for your kind words to both Cynthia and me. They are very much so needed. It is nice to see that my wife has been able to help one of the people who help her everyday.

doodlebugmom said...

I can relate to feeling like I am the only one that does all the holiday work here. Yet it always has to be done.

Thanks for reminder :) I always like "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" too, love the message.

Linda :o)