Christmas is a time when you get homesick -- even when you're home.
Carole Nelson Douglas
Christmas is a time for family and friends to be together. It's a time to share stories, laughter and hugs. Unfortunately, not everyone can come together to gather 'round the tree. There are those who live many miles away, those who have passed on to our Lord's abode, and others who choose to share their time with those less fortunate, in helping out the needy.
Amongst all the joy Christmas is suppose to bring, it's okay for us to feel melancholy at some point, Harry certainly did. When this happens, it's an excellent time to look inside ourselves and see how we can let a loved one know just how important they are to us. Not through the present you hand them, but through spoken words that are given, a true gift from your heart.
We should never be afraid, or feel uncomfortable, to tell someone just how much they mean to us. You can't wrap love in a pretty package and wait for someone to open it. It's a gift that needs to be opened immediately, by wrapping your arms around them and telling them just how special they are to you and to others.
This season, give the gift of love. It's the best gift anyone will receive and the one special gift they will remember throughout their life.