Saturday, December 17, 2011

*The Spirit of Christmas*

It's been hard to get into the swing of Christmas this year.
Andrew and I have talked about it many times in the past few weeks. I thought it might be something we were doing wrong. We have decided that we are just in the slumps because there are 7 days left and we have only seen two snow storms.
We are dreaming of a white Christmas, but we are not so sure we are going to have one.
Then tonight, I came upon this picture from Greg Olsen and I realized that Christmas is not about snow. It is about family and friends and doing good to others, and most importantly, it is about the birth of our Savior. I love how the Santa is depicted in this picture. He looks wise. Not as jolly as you see him in many depictions. I like to think that the look on his face shows gratitude.
I am surprised by the growth of commercialism around Christmas every year. It seems like we get farther and farther away from the true meaning of Christmas.
I am grateful for this painting and what it has taught me. I thought I would share it because I like it so much.
I hope you and your family are enjoying this wonderful season. Let's not forget to include the Savior in our Christmas.
Have a wonderful day!

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