Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Gifts of Joy
Mr. Fezziwig is one of my favorite character (non-religious) of the Christmas season. My husband was like... who?
There is a character in the Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol", that was young scrooge's boss. He used what he had to bless the employees that worked for him. He threw a big party and provided them joy and relief from the workers' daily lives. He didn't have to say thank you- but he did, in an extravagant way.
Some times Christmas ends up to be less about giving and more about this weird trade- what can I get you that equals what you are getting me.
Who can you thank this season? Surprise?
Life is like a rubberband - we are either stretching ourselves to give to others or we are retracting into ourselves like the Scrooge character in Dicken's famed novel.
Go ahead and give - with joy.