Wilhelmina's Christmas Message...

by Wilhelmina Handley

It's that time of year again. December has come and with it all the joys of Christmas. But what is the real meaning of Christmas? Is it the gifts under the tree, the lights in the windows, the cards in the mail, turkey dinners with family and friends, snow in the yard, stockings hanging in the living room, and shouts of "Merry Christmas" to those who pass us in the streets? Is this really Christmas?

For many people, Christmas is a time of sorrow. They don't have the extra money to buy presents for their children, family, and friends. Many are saddened at Christmas time when they think of their loved ones who will not be able to come home for various reasons. Turkey dinners may be only a wish and not a reality for some.

Yet, Christmas can be a season of great joy. It is a time of showing kindness to others. It can be a time of healing and renewed strength. It can also be a time of new beginnings.

Look at Christmas in a new way this year. This is the year to invite love into your heart.  You will then have a “Merry Christmas.”  The joy and peace you will receive will last all year.

Blessings Wilhelmina x