I’m super excited for today’s post… I’m going to wrap up everything from the year with my top 10 favorite books, my writing journey update, highlights from 2018, what I’m excited for in 2019, my personal favorite blog posts from this year, and what’s coming up next year!
Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! Today, I’m thrilled to bring you a guest post by one of my friends from my writing community, Hannah Grace. 🙂 We did a Christmas post swap on each other’s blogs. If you’d like to check out my post on her blog, you can click here.
Has the Christmas story ever began to feel… cliché?
Unfortunately, when this Christmas season came, I felt that way a bit. I tried reading through the Christmas story, but it just seemed like the same words.
For many, the Christmas season is a time of joy and celebration. Like Buddy famously says in the movie Elf, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear.”
But what about when Christmas isn’t all cheerfulness? What about the people that have just lost loved ones or are in a dark battle with depression or are in foster care because their parents can’t take care of them?
It’s that time of year again. “Santa Baby” blasts through the aisles of Target, Christmas tree farms are abuzz with people eager to find the perfect tree, and teenagers sip gingerbread lattes from Starbucks as they finish their Christmas shopping.
But often, we get so caught up in the material things of Christmas: chocolate Santas in our stockings, the new iPhone we’re hoping for, the tinsel and wreaths that we’re excited to decorate our room with, that we forget what our attitude should really look like.