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4:44 p.m. - 2005-11-24

Havin' a good day!

I had a good day at work today. I mentioned yesterday that I was a little … frazzled … about getting out a newsletter. Today, I woke up and had an inspiration.

Well … that inspiration turned out to be the making of a great and creative day. Thank you Lord!

I’ve been canvassing people from around the church about their family traditions surrounding Christmas. What makes their Christmas special? What event or occurrence gives them a special feeling of anticipation towards celebrating our Saviour’s birth? And what occurred to me as I rose from my deep, dark, and strange slumber was that I needed to talk to the children in our Preschool (that operates out of our churches basement).

Kids (in this case they were all 4 year-olds) have the best answers for everything, and I thought I’d share some of them with you.

I asked them: “What makes your Christmas special? What do you like to do best with your family at Christmas time?”

And there answers were:
Julia - Likes the presents.
Leah - Everyone hangs stockings.
Simon - I get to put the angel on the top of the tree.
Emily - Getting presents from Santa.
Carolann - We go to the Mall to see Santa
Samuel - Eat candy cane, opening presents, and driving around to see Christmas lights.
Jack - I have a snowman I put on our tree.
Andrew - Grandma and Grandpa come and visit.
Holly – (in a very small, quiet voice with a sparkle in her eye) - Hug my family.
Ella - Make Christmas treats.
Nicola - Celebrate Christmas with my family.
Justin - Get presents.
Gracon - Cookies with green icing.

I’m sure that you can see that I couldn’t help but come away from this “roving reporter” experience with a smile on my face. Talking to these wee ones really made my Thursday special. I’m really glad God planted the thought in my brain this morning.

I’m beginning to feel a little more Christmasy, but I’m still not quite ready for Christmas music. Go figure!

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