13 December 2009

Sing a new tune with me!

Pause the music player at the bottom and sing along to...

Kirsten's version of "Deck the Halls"

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
(This year we'll just keep it real simple)...

Tis the season to be jolly
(Doing things that bring us happiness)...

Don we now our gay apparel
(Who needs that we'll just wear comfy clothes)...

Troll the ancient Yule tide carol
(Spending time together matters most).


This season B and I are trying to to do something together each day to help us focus on what this season is really about - family, friends, and our Savior.

So, while "Decking the halls" and putting our tree up together is one of the things we have done (and one of the things I LOVE!), it is just part of what we have included on our Days of December calendar.

The interesting thing about our Days of December quest, is that I am really finding that no matter what we do, when we purposefully take time to do something that brings us closer together or closer to others, we are also drawn closer to our Savior, and that is helping ME to find the true Spirit of Christmas in a busy world where buying gifts seems to matter most.

What about you? What do you do to find the Spirit of Christmas?

1 Cheers (not Jeers!):

andi said...

I like this idea! We are kind of forgoing gifts this year to simplify and just enjoy the season...

But as a kid I remember that my mom had this little wooden manger and there were stands of yellow yarn next to it. Every time we did something nice for someone or found service to give, we got to put in a piece of "straw." It was the goal to get the manger filled by Christmas so that we had a place to lay baby Jesus- and she really had a small baby doll, wrapped in scraps of muslin. And I remember getting to lay Jesus in the manger each year. Pretty good memory...I should find a manger...

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