Which Christmas are you Having?

I have the best time at Christmas with my kids. My girls make it really special. They all get really into the Christmas spirit. They not only make it a festive time of year, they make sure that I have a really good one as well. They feel like I sacrifice and work hard to take care of them. So this is the time they show me how much they appreciate and love me. I couldn’t ask for a better time of year. They know how much I love them, and that they are a priority. They understand that real love is about action, not lip service.

Christmas is a time of service and thinking of your fellow man. If this isn’t the life you’re living, then I really feel sorry for you. Christmas time is also a time when you find out who’s in your circle. If you find yourself on the outside looking in? Then you’re not a part of that circle any longer. Some people at this time of year are forced to face the consequences of: bad decisions, poor choices, selfish and self-centered behavior, immaturity, immorality, a lack of integrity, no self control and/or self discipline, chasing fantasies, a flawed character, and just being a poor excuse for a human being. This is the time of year where you find out just what you either are thankful for, or what you regret. Self serving people really do feel the pain of selfishness during Christmas time.

Family isn’t always a blood relative. Family are the people who love you. If you aren’t loved? You know it. People spend time with those they care about, love, respect, admire, trust, think are loyal and faithful, as well as think highly of. If you’re being avoided this Christmas? Then take a good look in the mirror. Often people take for granted, and are unappreciative of the people in their lives. You can’t treat people like trash and expect them to love you for it; only those who feel entitled believe this. That’s called: delusional thinking. Be careful how you treat people, the holidays will show you what they really think of you.

Christmas shows us who we really are. Many people go through life thinking more highly of themselves than they should. Are the people you want in your life eager to have you in theirs? If the answer is “no”, then it’s time for a reality check. Don’t kid yourself, Ebeneezer Scrooge isn’t the only “unwanted creature, not a cockroach, a rat, a leach or a cat”. Keep in mind that Scrooge was not a good man, and only cared for himself. Money was his weakness. He had a crappy childhood, but that’s no excuse. Many people have let weaknesses rob them of what matters most. Karma is real, what goes around, eventually comes around. More importantly, is often more than deserved.

Christmas can be a great time for some, but a devastating time for others. I’m really glad that I treated my kids right their whole lives. I love them, and they love me. There’s no friction, only peace, love and joy. We are a close, tight knit family, and everyone around us can see it. They are the best thing that has ever happened to me, and it’s an honor to raise and watch them grow. I’ll never live with the pain of being rejected. Or, being held accountable for foolish, selfish, mean spirited, churlish, cruel and vindictive behavior. They don’t have any bad memories to look back on from me. Knowing that my kids love me, makes Christmas “the most wonderful time of the year.”

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