Sometimes it’s hard to get into the holiday spirit. Or it just doesn’t FEEL like the holidays for some reason. Sometimes the holidays just plain make you sad.
Even when the holidays come with as many (or more) hard parts as they bring happy ones, I believe we can still choose joy. I don’t mean the fa-la-la, everything’s jolly, ho-ho-ho kind of happiness they’re selling in Hallmark movies and department stores. No, instead, I believe we can choose the filled with gratitude, eternal perspective, hallelujah kind of joy that only comes from the Lord.
But even knowing that we are the Easter people (even at Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day!) doesn’t make the battle for joy an easy one. That’s why, this year, I want to give you a small gift to help you choose joy this holiday season.