It’s the most Wonderful time of the year… or so the song tells us. I do love me some Christmas, but there have been times in my life when Christmas has brought along with it a slew of painful realities.
Just a few short days ago a very close friend lost a family member in a horrific way. And when you’re hurting the thought of decorating gingerbread men and listening to “Jingle Bell Rock,” can seem painfully out of place. We never fully know what someone is walking through this time of year and instead of the impatience and business that the holidays can bring out in most of us, its so important that we extend grace and joy to the people around us. You can be an ambassador of hope to people this time of year just by showing love and thoughtfulness.
The holidays can be a difficult time…
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