>Christmas Eve Eve

>The children’s author, Kay Thompson, wrote a beautiful story about a little girl named Eloise. (You’ll have to read it, or at least watch the movie.) One thing about Eloise that becomes ‘rather’ obvious is how much she loves Christmas. She loves Christmas so much that she even celebrates Christmas-Eve-Eve!

Why do people with that kind of enthusiasm seem so hard to find? I think we all take turns blaming commercialism, family, work, etc. (Definition: Enthusiasm; intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.) Last time I checked, enthusiasm is a personal choice.

Today is Christmas-Eve-Eve, and I have so much to be thankful for, and so much to celebrate in anticipation of the joyous day where we remember our Lord Jesus’ birth. The unusual snow in Seattle has given us a unique opportunity to slow down. I am challenged to take the opportunity to enjoy and to anticipate. I want to have that contagious child-like faith with the enthusiasm of Eloise. What would you do if you had a moment to slow down and actually enjoy what was going on around you? I’m going to enjoy what God has given me – today!

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