Merry Christmas!

I know it's only Christmas eve, but in my family we start our Christmas celebrations today. So I usually think today is Christmas. Ha! After weeks of preparation, Christmas is finally here. Time for family feasts, games and lots of laughing.

When I think of Christmas, I'll admit that first comes to mind is giving, then family, then Christ.  (Look above, I even put up a picture of a Christmas tree... fail.  The meaning of Christmas isn't Christmas trees or presents... but that picture is festive, isn't it?)  Anyway, I digress.  As a Christian it's especially wonderful as it celebrates the birth of Jesus, who came to earth to save us all.  But, really it's quite remarkable that Jesus came with such humble beginnings (born in a stable and put in a manger).  And it gets me wondering, how am I living my life?  Do I live a life of humility and service and love?  Even for those who don't believe in God or believe Jesus is just a story, I don't think anyone can argue that Christ set an amazing example through his life.  And as my New Year's resolution, I really want to focus on those three things in 2012.  Love. Service. Humility.