There’s only one thing I don’t like about Christmas.
“What could be bad about Christmas?”
I’m going to risk sounding cliche for one moment… I don’t like that Christmas ends. (Are you with me??)
Yes, I’m sad that all the gifts are handed out and nobody plays “The First Noel” on the street corners, but there are more important things that end with Christmas.
At 12:01am on December 26th, everything goes back to normal. People hug each other goodbye and head home to turn off the sparkling Christmas lights. Strangers hold on to that extra dollar instead of dropping it into the Starbucks tip jar with a smile. Call center employees stop wishing their customers a “Merry Christmas,” and charities go unnoticed during those winter months when people need help the most.
Why is it that the “Christmas Spirit” is so quick to leave after the stockings are cleaned out? It’s only a ONE day difference.
This year, we the Pixie Cup team are challenging ourselves to try something new, and we want to invite you to join us. We are going to do our very best to hold onto that giving spirit after this Christmas ends. Christmas is magical because we look around and see the people around us. Christmas is beautiful because of the smiles that strangers exchange when it snows. Christmas is meaningful because we pause our busy lives to tell special people we love them.
Why do people stop being kind? We decided that we will not stop. Christmas is a mindset that we should keep alive and vibrant all year long.
To quote Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”
How are you going to keep the Christmas spirit alive in your heart this coming year?