Monday, December 18, 2000

Psalms 118:24

"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalms 118:24

Yesterday in Relief Society we talked a little bit about how the holidays can cause stress, and how they can be a lonely time as well.  As we go about our lives this holiday season, this is a good thing to remember.  We need to find low-stress ways of celebrating the birth of our Savior, and remember the great reasons that we have to rejoice.  There is never a day that goes by that passes without some reason to rejoice.  There is never a day in which we can't do something meaningful, however small.  Even the smallest gifts... a grin, a hug... can make someone's day this Christmas season.  And, as we offer ourselves to others, even in the very smallest ways, we become better people, and gladden hearts. :)  We can give the people around us a reason to rejoice.  Find ways to relieve stress.  Breathe. :)  Christ was born to bring us peace, happiness... love.  Not to stress us out, or make things harder.  Remember the amazing gifts that he has given... and remember also that God is in charge.  We don't have to control everything.  Let's do what we can, and let the Lord take care of the rest.  He loves to help us out.  Just ask. :)  And have a GREAT day. :)

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