I pad down the hallway in my fuzzy socks. The dog lifts his sleepy head to see what I'm doing. Usually, I walk through the living room without noticing the living room, intent on my mission to the kitchen. Tonight, I stop and simply take in the beauty of the Christmas tree lights. I have always loved Christmas tree lights. They glow with a kind of magic in the dim room. A peace and joy settles on me as I drink in the soft colors. I breathe in the joy of this season.
Thank you, Lord, for the beauty and wonder of the Christmas season. Thank you for small moments of gentle joy. In Jesus' name, Amen.