The First Gift of Christmas 6


I must admit that I have been a bit of a grump lately. Everything seems to irritate me and I have been overly stressed and worried, which has led to grumpiness. I caught a cold several weeks ago and still haven’t felt up to par. Anyone relate?

In my work, this time of year often isn’t the happiest for many people: Stress. Shopping. Money worries. Family worries. Depression. Anxiety. More stress. It goes on and on.

Yesterday, I was able to spend some time with family. We went down to Salt Lake where we saw the lights at Temple Square. As I walked around Temple Square with my two five-year-olds and my family, I realized, this season isn’t about the lights, or the presents, the money, or even Santa Claus.

You see, I remember very few gifts from Christmases past.  All those presents, all those years, and only a few actual specifics stick out in my mind. More than the presents, I remember the feelings of Christmas: the excitement, the sweetness, the anticipation, the love.

The reason that this season is so special is because of the very first gift of Christmas.  This video really reminded me of this first perfect gift.

The First Gift of Christmas

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I don’t know everything that will be under our tree this year, and in five years, our little ones probably won’t remember either. But, I hope they will always remember what Christmas is really about: Christ. I hope they won’t forget that.

At the beginning of the Christmas season, I wish you all the very, very best wishes. And, I hope the spirit of Christmas is in your heart and your homes.

Merry, merry Christmas!

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Wife, mother of twins, speaker, and creator of Balm to My Soul.I love to write, speak, sleep, snuggle and, if I really get lucky, inspire and help others. I am clearly imperfect but determined to be a little better every day. Some days are better than others! Thanks for stopping by!
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Wife, mother of twins, speaker, and creator of Balm to My Soul. I love to write, speak, sleep, snuggle and, if I really get lucky, inspire and help others. I am clearly imperfect but determined to be a little better every day. Some days are better than others! Thanks for stopping by!


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6 thoughts on “The First Gift of Christmas

  • Reply
    Jane (Limeade Gal)

    Hi Elizabeth!
    I’m sorry to hear you have not been well. I was wondering why I haven’t seen much of you in cyberspace. Hope you are feeling better soon.

    Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love everything about Christmas (except the commercialism), it’s a very special time. I agree so many forget what it is truly about.

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      Thank you Jane. I have missed being around. Went through a little slump, but am hoping to get back on things this month. Thank you for always being so kind and supportive!! It means a lot to me.

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    Joan Lloyd

    Thank you, Elizabeth, this was the perfect gift for you to send us before we leave. IT IS THE BEST GIFT OF ALL!

    I love you

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    misssrobin

    I saw this video earlier today. It was exactly what I needed to start December off well. It’s been a tough time for me in the past. I’m working to change my outlook on Christmas, to try to find the joy in it that others feel. This was a good first step.

    Best wishes to you for a wonderful Christmas!