Christmas Lessons

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Here we are at the twelfth day of Christmas, the Epiphany. Today I am analyzing what I learned in my Christmas Season series.

This series started on Christmas day. As I said I wasn’t ready for my season to end. I challenged myself to write on each the twelve days of Christmas this year. I wanted to see if I could write shorter posts (about 300 words) and still grasp the meaning that day held for me.

I wanted to keep the meaning and fun in the season. Some days were harder than others. I learned I was able to write and edit faster. Clear and concise were my buzz words. I feel I did more with fewer words. I feel I succeeded.

The trick is I didn’t agonize over my words so much. I just wrote the ideas and stories down quickly. Then I edited the text. Discovering this method will help me with my writing overall.

I also found these precious lesson memories:

  • Life is funny. It keeps me laughing with falling Christmas trees and mistakes to generate giggles.
  • I found gratitude for the gifts God placed in my life this year.
  • I got back in the swing of things and learned to adjust Milly’s plans. Both of these lessons increased my trust in God.
  • I faced awful seasons and found God with unconditional support.
  • I discovered God Almighty as a member of my family. He even provided for a simple breakfast. Just like any loving father would do for his family.
  • I discovered what I lose in a secular Christmas, and just how many days there are in a Christmas Season. It depends…
  • I sang The Twelve days of Christmas off-key, got caught up in a whirlwind, and stepped into Adventure Journey 2019. And God was by my side for it all.
  • The best thing I confirmed was God loves me every day. It does not matter if I am likable or not. It doesn’t matter if I make mistakes. I found God is unconditional love. Period!

These twelve days of posts have been a blessing to me. Thank you for reading along with me. I pray they have blessed you too. Tomorrow, I return to my regularly scheduled programming. I will be back to posting on Sunday/Monday and a Wednesday/Thursday each week. That is Lord willin’ and the creek don’ rise! {Wink}

As Charles Dickens wrote of Ebenezer Scrooge at the end of a Christmas Carol:

“…and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us!”  

Milly

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