There’s no stopping right now. Few more days to go and it’s Christmas. Christmas vibe is really just around the corner – shining Christmas lights, Christmas carolers, frenzy Christmas shopping, among others. 2017 has been a roller coaster ride for me despite the thick and thin experiences. I feel so blessed on the achievements that I’ve done in this year and it’s been an inspiring year in so many ways. We are closer to the end of this year and 2018 is fast approaching. I just want to thank the Lord for being so gracious to me throughout the year. You are the greatest gift we could ever receive not just for this season, but for all the time.
Christmas is not just about receiving gifts from your loved ones and feel the spirit of Santa Claus or whatever traditions we had during this season. It is more of thanking and remembering the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is the reason for this season.
I’ve been celebrating this season for 25 years already and as I grow older, there is this peculiar feeling that as you grow old, those hype and surreal feelings are not the same when I was a young child. It’s nostalgic remembering the times when you are having a Christmas caroling with your friends, wrapping Christmas present to your manitos/manitas, attending different Christmas parties, exchanging gifts from your family, friends, etc., and other stuffs that we usually did during Christmas season. Right now, I felt emotional, lethargic, and wants to prefer a simple Christmas gathering for I don’t know the exact reason on why am I having this kind of vibe. Feeling confused and happy at the same time was just a bizarre feeling. Is this a part of an adulthood stage? Or is there something’s missing? I don’t know.
My thoughts always went back when I was in my childhood, Yung tipong puro happy vibe lang parati. Now, I prefer to spend this season with my family and closest friends and of course, with the Lord. When I started working as a Medical Technologist, there are times that I couldn’t spend Christmas with my family because of shifting schedule in hospital. It sad to think that you’re having Christmas at your workplace, not with your family. 😦 Anyways, I’m getting used to it. It’s normal for us Medical practitioners to have this kind of set-up. I am happy right now because in my 4-years of being an independent individual (char! haha), I’m able to celebrate this season with my family. I really missed to have Christmas with them even though we’re not complete. *Cheers!
Anyways, let’s have a worth ending year with thanksgiving! Spend time with your loved ones and don’t be reluctant on showing your love to them. Let them feel your heartwarming love and celebrate this year full of love and gratitude. Don’t forget to give thanks to Him always for He is the reason for this season. Merry Christmas everyone. To God be the glory! Have a good day y’all!
How do you spend your Christmas with your loved ones? Let me know. 🙂
Sending you a blessed holiday and cheers for another years to come! Gracias!