Monday, December 6, 2010
Motivational Monday - "Christ the real gift of Christmas"
By focusing on your loved ones, enjoying or building holiday traditions, and following the Savior's example of service, you can give yourself and your family true, lasting Christmas gifts.
Simplify your Christmas by embracing the spiritual side of the season.
The gift of Christmas isn't wrapped up in presents or parties. The gift of Christmas is Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten of the Father, the Son of God. As you follow Him, you put people first. You may spend less time in lines and more time serving others. You may spend less money on - and more time with - the people you love. You may lose yourself and you may find everything else that matters.
Replace some holiday decorations in your home with reminders of Christ.
Politely decline requests that will take you away from family.
Play more Christmas music.
Donate gently used items to a thrift store.
Go Christmas caroling.
Avoid “mad rush” shopping times.
Say thank you as often as possible.
Schedule a night to help another person or family.
Call someone you normally wouldn't to wish him or her a Merry Christmas.
Delegate some holiday preparations to children or other family members.
Trim the gift list.
Simplify a traditional activity.
Find quiet time to pray.
Write down great memories as they happen.
Set and stick to a holiday budget.
Forgive a grudge.