Thursday, December 25, 2008

The big picture

Well, Christmas here in the Philippines just passed--it's already the 26th.

So, was it hard to celebrate it this year? Or, is there any reason to celebrate?
I mean, considering the economic crisis that the world is going through right now?

Well, for us Filipinos, its pretty much the same thing every year and we just make the most of what we have.
Hey, the price of fuel has gone down really low this december..... hmmmmm... =)

It's not about how much food you have on the table--we just had lumpia rolls, a roast chicken and rice for the Christmas eve.
It's not about how much gifts you got or gave out--no exhanging of gift happened in our home.
But what made that night special is that the whole family is there and sharing the blessings that was given to us.
That's the most important gift since we are all very busy and we rarely get to spend time together as a family.

Don't let your hardships stop you from celebrating Christmas.
Remember, it's not about what you are going through. It's what you have survived.

Look at the big picture, there are more reasons to celebrate than to sulk in one corner.

(yea, there is no picture in this post.. ^^,)

Merry Christmas and God bless everyone!!


Alex said...

Kris, found you through another blogger-friend's blog. I love this post. So true. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.


"Sunshine" said...

I really like what you had to say about Christmas. So many people let it get too commercialized and ruin it. Your post made a lot of sense. Great insight!

Marguerite said...

What you say is so true! Christmas should be about family and love. I really like your line "it's not about what you are going through. It's about what you have survived." Great post!

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

How true this is, Kris: "Remember, it's not about what you are going through. It's what you have survived." It's just a matter of remembering:)