Good things are coming

Whether you’re religious or not, there’s something I love about the Christmas week. I love that work is usually lighter and easier going. (It wasn’t this week for me, but at least, now I get to regroup and get my head back on straight.) Coworkers are willing to help; nobody takes themselves too seriously. 

People you meet shopping or going about errands are in a good mood. Yes, there are a few exceptions, but people, for the most part, are the best versions of themselves. They’re excited for the holiday. Heck, the driver in front of me paid for my coffee the other day.

I love the anticipation and excitement that people have and the feeling that good things are coming. And when I hear a bell ring, I think of the movie It’s a Wonderful Life and am reminded of the phrase that “every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.” I don’t know about that, but it’s still a nice thought anyway. Finally, I love the togetherness of the season, Christ’s birth, and the message of hope.

Hope is always a good thing.

“I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good; and I say, God bless it!” –Nephew Fred, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

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  1. Oh you captured the feeling of this season perfectly, Brian… I do wish we could keep that feeling all year but perhaps it is just too intense a feeling for mere mortals to hold onto except briefly, once a year… Yes, it’s a lovely time of the year and there really is a magic in the air. Merry Christmas… 🙂💕🙏

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    1. I like how you phrase it. I wish we could keep that feeling all year. I try to keep it as long as I can. I must admit, work worries usually start to get in the way and it’s gone before I know it. I try to get it back, but it’s hard. I’m determined though this year. Ha, ha, Merry Christmas Patti, hope it’s filled with family and friends and everything you’ve imagined!

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  2. Lovely! I agree with Patti — it would be wonderful to capture the feeling all year long…maybe we can if we keep the spirit of goodness alive! Cheers to the person who paid for your coffee. That’s one way, for sure! 😘

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    1. I’m with Patti and you. All year long! We can do it, right? Don’t you love people like that, who make everyone around them see the good and feel good about themselves! And yes, cheers to my coffee sponsor! I definitely need to return the favor next time. 😎😎😎😎🎄

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  3. A lovely, feel-good, Christmassy post, Brian. I agree that it is so good to see and hear people getting into the Christmas spirit. As some of your other readers said, wouldn’t it be nice if that feeling lasted all year? How lovely of your fellow driver to buy you a coffee. Do you have the phrase, ‘pay it forward’ over there? I try to do this … if someone has done something nice for me, I like to pass it on or pay it forward. We have some cafés here where you can pay upfront for a coffee, and then, the next needy person who comes in gets the pleasure of a free coffee.

    I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year – full of hope. X 🎄

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    1. Yes, need to find a way to make it last. Yes, we do have the phrase “pay it forward.” I try to do that as much as I can too. Love the idea of the pay it forward cafes. What a really cool idea. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas too and a year full of the Christmas spirit!

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