January 8, 2014: Keep a Little Christmas Out All Year

~ by Mary Galvano

According to recent studies, this year January 6th is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year. Mostly because it is the first Monday of getting back to work and school after all the holidays have past. It is hard to get back to the grind of everyday living when we just went through three months of celebrations ending with the glorious celebration of Christmas. We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t feel a little blue from time to time especially around this time.

I know personally I miss the warm, comforting aroma of Christmas baking filling the home. My favorite quote this past year was from my husband when he walked through the door and said, “It smells like Christmas in here!” Oh yes, that made my heart fill up with joy.

But, there is no need to feel depressed. You can keep Christmas with you all year. You can do this in simple ways:

  • Display a decoration or tree ornament where you can look at it everyday.
  • Sing a Christmas carol nice and loud even if you are a little off-key with only your guardian angel to listen.
  • I like to listen to Christmas music throughout the year. Nothing gets me more cheered up than hearing a favorite upbeat Christmas song or more peaceful than hearing Silent Night or What Child Is This.
  • But most of all we can always keep the spirit of Christmas alive in our hearts. Jesus was indeed born for us. It happened and that is a truth that can’t be taken away with a new year.

A new year is only a beginning. We do have Christmas to look forward to again and pretty soon we will all be saying how we can’t believe the holidays are here again and where did the year go?

Whatever you may be going through starting out in the New Year know that Jesus was born for us to give us eternal life and He is still alive today. He is here with us and in our hearts whenever we want Him there. That should help lift your spirits and get you back on your feet. Jesus is the reason for the season and He is the reason for our joy everyday!

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Mary Galvano-Bajohr is a singer/songwriter, LPGA golf instructor, speaker and author. On the golf course she is a dedicated professional, but go to a Yankee game, a Pro-life event or other venue and you just might see her step up to the microphone and sing the National Anthem or the Ave Maria.

Visit Mary’s website at www.marygalvano.com.

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