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Spreading the Christmas Spirit

A chapter in the book Short Stories

Twenty-four Seven

by smileycloud


REVIVED FROM 2009

Background
DECEMBER 2009 WOW 8 YEARS AGO HOW TIME FLIES
I WROTE THIS SHORT STORY AND IT IS STILL A FAVOURITE
IT IS NOT A CURRENT CONTEST ENTRY
I HAVE PLACED A REVIVAL CERTIFICATE ON IT
 


What is the Spirit of Christmas?
I know what it is "not"

The Spirit of Christmas is not tequila
Those intoxicated wriggly worms living in the bottom of the bottle
could ruin Christmas.
They could pop out from the bottle and fill their plump juicy little bodies
with the delicious summer fruits
so prettily arranged in the center of the feast table.

The Spirit of Christmas is definitely not rum
Every drop in all the households around the world
has most likely been poured into the puddings and the rum balls.

The Spirit of Christmas simply cannot be brandy
More than half a bottle is swimming through a bucket of thick smooth custard.
Mmmm.
Even smoother now with the brandy infusion.

It is amazing at times, every time we mention the Spirit of Christmas,
our thoughts auto pilot to the kind loving deeds and thoughts
that are so becoming of a giving nature.
In turn, these attributes conjure up images and aromas
associated with Christmas time.

Why?

Perhaps we are not accustomed to,
or do not recognize these qualities in people at any other time of the year.
Perhaps we are not looking and listening.

The Spirit of Christmas is

The stranger in line at the supermarket checkout,
who reaches into his pocket and inconspicuously hands over a dollar or two
to the little old lady in front of him,
to save her the embarrassment of being short
in paying her meager grocery account.
In the middle of April or May
Compassion and charity


The surf life savers who protect our children at the beaches.
All year round
Service to mankind


The neighbor who makes a cake and a pot of tea
or even dinner for the woman next door
who has just had a fall and hurt her ankle.
In July or September
Hospitality and Empathy


Or perhaps it is

Members of The Salvation Army who
house and feed the starving and the homeless.
Twenty-four seven, three hundred and sixty five days a year
Love and Dedication

Yes, the Spirit of Christmas is all around us all the time.
It is the people we see every day.
The ones who quietly and unassumingly share their world
and their wealth with us.
Their wealthy, healthy spirits.
The people who walk and talk with God,
as the Spirit moves mysteriously and miraculously in them.
They are called Angels.
Messengers from God.
The things they do to make our world better every day,
even in the tiniest way, the deeds that speak God's silent language.
These deeds are called miracles.

The Spirit of Christmas is ordinary angels walking among us.
people after God's own heart.
Dedicated to creating simple unnoticeable tiny miracles in our lives.
Performing a humble service to all mankind
with their generous natures and compassionate hearts.
All for the love of God and humanity.

The Supreme Spirit of Christmas is the third Person of the Holy Trinity.
The One Jesus sent to us as our spiritual Guide.

Another way to describe the Spirit of Christmas
is the power of the prayers and supplications that are raised
to the Heavens at this time of year.
This thunderous rumble alone is enough to shake the earth
clean off it's axis.

Anything at all that turns just one more person's thoughts
toward the Lord because of Christmas Day
as the Spirit moves within us.
That alone, is a victory that rings the bells in Heaven
and makes Angels sing.


What is the Spirit of Christmas?
It is you
In God and God in you
 
 
 


What is the Spirit of Christmas? writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
What is the Spirit of Christmas to you?

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