Friday, December 7, 2012

Believe in the Magic…

Every year, at least one of my kids asks me if I believe in Santa Claus.

I always respond with, “I believe in the Magic.”

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I do.  I totally believe in the magic that happens this time of year.

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It is magical to wake up to the laughter of my kids because our elf hung underwear where their stocking should be.

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It is magical to have an entire month to teach in more depth about our Savior and what he did for us.

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It is magical when you see someone do a kind act for another and simply wish them a Merry Christmas.

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I believe in the magic as I watch my kids participate in our advent calendar each day.

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My eyes fill up with magic as we see the lights on neighboring houses, or on our drives to and from.

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I believe in the magic as I watch my kids write their letters to Santa and tell them what they have done to be good. It is magical to recognize goodness in ourselves.

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Our home feels magical as we put out our holiday decorations and we talk about our family traditions.

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There is magic as we prepare to give gifts of service or otherwise, in remembrance of our Savior’s birthday.

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There is magic when we gather with loved ones to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

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So, do I believe?

Yes, I believe in the magic of CHRISTmas.

To see what else I find magical this time of year go here.

3 comments:

Amy said...

I love it when someone says Merry Christmas to me & I get to say it in return! So, Merry Christmas to you & your family! :)

Heather L said...

Call me crazy, but I just saw someone who looked like your twin...at the Old Key West resort in Orlando, FL.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a lovely post! It is a magical time of year.

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