Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sunday 12/21 - CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!


Thanks to Jess for sharing the Christmas Spirit Award with me. I am so grateful for those who share so willingly of their experience, strength, and hope.

The award is a sharing award so I will do as others before me have and pay it forward along with sharing my experience with it.

Sharing the spirit of the award:
* the person you give the award to must also be in love with Christmas
* link back to the person who gave you the award

* list 5 things you love about Christmas. If you can't limit it to 5, then continue till you run out of space

* pass the award along to as many people as you like - that can be 1 or 50 to keep the Christmas cheer going

* let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving them a comment

I'm not too good at following directions so I'll just list my 5 things. Anyone who has not already been tagged, may consider themselves tagged. I love you all.
  1. I love Christmas because it means it is time to attend "The Living Christmas Tree" production put on by The First Baptist Church. For me, this event tends to usher in the season for me - that's when I "get in the spirit". I have been attending for 20 years. It is always fabulous.
  2. I love wrapped packages under the tree. I love the way they look. It conjures up memories of Christmases past. I remember all the times my parents would arrive at our house to be with us for Christmas and unload so many packages from the trunk of their car that it would make my head swim. We would bring them into the house in several relays and there would be packages everywhere in layer upon layer around our tree. The children would be beside themselves with anticipation.
  3. I love Christmas for what it represents - the birth of Christ - my higher power. It is another reminder of the power that relieved my alcoholism, the author of all my life experiences - supernatural and natural, and the giver of all spiritual gifts.
  4. I love Christmas music - The Messiah including the beautiful Alleluia Chorus, all the old familiar Christmas Carols, and even one I heard today called, "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas". (I'm not kidding.)
  5. If I were to describe how Christmas feels, I would say, it feels warm, protecting, nostalgic, peaceful, happy, joyful, exciting, and hopeful. These feelings are a large part of why I love Christmas.
Merry Christmas,
Happy Holidays
to all of my blog friends.
Prayer Girl


Anonymous said...

I love both of your lists

Shadow said...

your description of christmas feelings mirror mine! lovely award dear prayer girl!

steveroni said...

Prayer Girl, I KNOW you, and if anyone deserved an award regarding Christmas Spirit--or any spirit--it would be you.

Great sharing, I awlays enjoy your posts, they are usually a real surprise. In fact, I'm getting to know you better through your blogs--and I've been living with you for 18 years!