Nearly everyone at Smith Mountain Lake enjoys something about Christmas. Perhaps we don’t all appreciate the commercialization of this special holiday, but most people have some favorite element about Christmas.
For some of us it is simply the presence of family, for others it is the fabulous variety in pretty lights and glitter. Many people look forward to a long awaited gift, and some just enjoy time off from work.
But is there a deeper meaning to Christmas? Obviously each of us is free to acknowledge, ignore, celebrate, worship or whatever we wish to do on any day of the year. But isn’t Christmas an opportunity to slow down and consider what is truly important in life? Even if you do not share the Christian belief that Jesus was God’s Son who came to this world to save us, it is still a good time to examine what you are living for.
It is so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and forget our mate, children and the relationships that give our lives meaning. It is common for people to get so stressed by life that they forget to be thankful for all they have. It is not hard to lose our values in the race to get ahead.
Make this Christmas the one where you determine to prioritize your life according to what matters most. May God bless each of you this Christmas and as we enter a New Year!