Christmas is a time to be mindful; it is a special time and viewed in many different ways. The one thing most people do generally find is that Christmas is a busy time. You may assume because it is a holiday time people will be laidback and relaxed. If you are observant and aware of what is going on around you, you will see lots of people busily intent on their own special interest. Some are hyped up, happy and carefree. Others will be intent in meeting obligations actively engaged and maybe stressed-out.
All the celebrations, decorations and excitement at Christmas are wonderful for everyone to enjoy. As long as we can stay mindful that Christmas is celebrating Christ’s birthday. Regardless of religious ideas, it is irrelevant, whether Jesus is the son of God or not. What is relevant and really matters is respect, to show respect and enjoy Christmas in a sensible way. If you want respect you must show respect. Christmas can be a looked upon as an opportunity to spread peace in a troubled world.
Be mindful of others as well yourself. Getting carried away in joyous Christmas party celebration then drive on the busy roads, could also get you carried away in an ambulance. Stay mindful, it is so easy to become absorbed in all the excitement at Christmas. Everyone can enjoy this special time of year if they stay aware and celebrate in a mindful, moderate, manner, making Christmas a joyous time for everyone.
This is a time to renew old friendships, forget old disputes and remember it is the thought that counts, if a smile is all you have to give don’t let your ego hold you back, give that smile and it will be appreciated by all those that matter. Children are wonderful; all they want at Christmas is love and attention. Time spent playing with children is a win, win situation.
Be mindful of others show respect, peace, caring and compassionate love that is really what Christmas is all about. If we can do this on Jesus’ birthday we can then do it on everyone’s birthday.