It has always made me sad to hear about things like Christmas celebrations being banned in schools and stores not being allowed to hang banners or make window decorations that say "Merry Christmas". It seems that as the years go by Christmas becomes less and less about Christ's birth. That's why I was OVERJOYED today to be sitting in the staff room eating my lunch when the sounds of "Joy to the World" could be heard coming out of the children's room down the hall. At the library we have a children's group that comes in every Monday afternoon to sing songs and play games. To hear all their little voices singing out "Joy to the world, the Lord is come" has kept a smile on my face all afternoon! Christmas plans are becoming a pain this year with everyone fighting over what to do (my grandmother even threatened to sit in her apartment all alone on Christmas! Luckily, that's been resolved), that I've kind of enjoyed being isolated from it all and just focusing on work, but it's always nice to get a boost of Christmas spirit. What are all the Pals favourite Christmas carols? My all-time favourite is O Holy Night...it gives me chills everytime I hear it!
Also, I was thinking about all the Pals and their Christmas plans, and was thinking that maybe we could put together a list of all the Pals who are travelling this Christmas, or who have family and friends travelling? That way we can all pray for each other's safe travel. I'm headed back to Ottawa for a week and I'll be leaving Tuesday around lunchtime. Anyone else on the roads or in the air?