My dear friends, followers and people of the internet.
This season is one of my favourites of all time. It was such an exciting and happy time. We had snow here in Hamburg since the end of November and the feeling of real Winter was present all the time. Some things are really different this year. As we had guests on the first of Advent, which we havent had before and we went to Advent gatherings to family and friends. We decorated early this year on the 1st of December instead of Christmas eve. What a jolly good time that was. The smell of brewing coffee, bakery and fresh made delights were overwhelming and so comfortable.
But the best cookie doesn’t taste if you eat it all alone. So the best thing of the Christmas season are gatherings…its cold outside and also dark and everyone is crowded together..around the warm and light places. At work, at home, at friends. It’s a special time where relationships are build and grow stronger and when people show each other how much they care for one and another. They write Christmas Cards to spread the love or do Charity to show people who havent got enough that there is someone out there who really cares.
Thats what makes it so special and that is what Christmas is all about: Spreading LOVE around the world..where you live and into the lives of so many people through social networks, letters, packages or through donating. The world is getting closer through this and it even lightens up! Thats what God thought as he made us his favourite creation a very special gift. God became a child to show us how much he cares for us. He become one of us to get connected with us to serve us and teach us. God brought light into this world and we should remember that CHRISTmas is a time to celebrate the HOPE and LIGHT and LOVE in this world.
I am going to celebrate this Christmas with all of my family in the west of Germany. I am so looking forward to that as it is going to be the first Christmas where we celebrate with all “the kids” and there spouses at our grannies home. On second Christmas day me and my Mister drive up north to celebrate with his family before we leave for Norway on 27.12. Me, my twin-sister and our spouses are going to spend a whole week in a holiday house on a small island in the Fjord of Norway. Time to relax….reading a good book, playing games, watching movies and cooking together. Pure quality time. I am really excited about this already.
So let me wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your time with your family. Enjoy every minute because time with them is a gift. Enjoy the good food and the peaceful time to relax and do whatever you want to do in the time between years. Enjoy the weather…if you havent got snow yet or also if you have lots of it. Focus on the moment.