3 Gifts that Matter on Christmas

When you enter the age of young adulthood, responsibilities will welcome you and your priorities will be eventually adjusted. The things that you thought matters highly on your life will suddenly veer from your top priorities. And these changes will allow you to realize what really matters in life.

Like Christmas, the momentous day where the greatest gift of the Father was born -the day that marks our gratitude and the love we received from Him. Christmas is something that you can’t just remove on the calendar. Christmas for some became an avenue to receive numerous gifts and their wishlist, to finally meet Santa and his elves. It became a day for the kids and even a day for sumptuous feast.

But as you embark your journey as a young adult, you will gradually realize what really matters in life – the authentic gift that can never be equated to all superficial things. That all you received on Christmas day and all your properties and material things are just really meaningless.

I can sum up to the three  most important gifts in our lives that we must not take for granted this Christmas.

1. The Gift of Family

No one can ever replace your mother, father, and your crazy siblings as much as you want to look for other family. You are there for a purpose and this Christmas why not be grateful that you have your family and your relatives.

Christmas means loving and forgiving. If you have been hurt and still have a hard time to forgive, this is the right time to release all the pain and let go. Remember that just like you, your family is never perfect. Your mom and dad make mistakes just like you, but despite that fact, they are still your parents.

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GIFT OF FAMILY. Christmas with my relatives. Nothing beats the bond and fun with them

This is the time to be grateful to your family and to give them some token of appreciation. Why not treat them to a spa or in a hotel? Or just have a short but quality vacation. This Christmas let’s not take for granted our loved ones and spend quality time with them.

2. The Gift of Time

In the era where everything can be bought, there is an essential gift that no one can ever buy: the gift of time. It is a gift that no one can steal and turn back. It is the gift the most busy family and individual are in hunger and yearning for.

GIFT OF TIME. A year was added to me and I’m no longer a teenager. Grateful for the gift of time for it makes me have a quality moment with the special people in my life.

This Christmas let’s appreciate the time we spend to our family. The time we spend for ourselves and the time we spend for Him. Let us reflect on our goals, achievements, failures and how it gave us a remarkable lesson in our lives.

There are people out there whose days are already numbered so don’t waste your time living just like yesterday. Take your time to achieve your dreams and to conquer your fear. Go to an extreme adventure that you have never done before!

3. The Gift of Giving

Do not treasure things where moths live. Learn to give. Share how God has blessed you. Give back to your parents who were more than willing to sacrifice just to provide for you and give you the best. Take away that “kuripotology” that stinginess in your inner self. It’s never healthy at all.

GIFT OF GIVING. A treasured moment with the Lola on the Home for the Aged of Anawim Foundations. I greatly learned from all the lolas. I will surely comeback

One of the most priceless reward to receive is when there are people who are grateful for having you because you were able to help them and give to them not just in the means of money but in the means of love, time, advice and motivation.

This Christmas share what you have!

Christmas may be over on the calendar but it’s never too late to appreciate and realize these 3 gifts in your life that you may have overlooked for years. You can still seize these gifts for the true spirit of Christmas is not just on December 25, but it’s on our everyday lives. Like on the lyrics of a Christmas song, Christmas must truly be on our hearts. 

 

 

 

 

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The True Spirit of Christmas

Maybe you are longing for something or for a better half this Christmas. It could be particularly on your career, family, dreams, etc. Or you are searching for your hearts, trying to look an answer for your emptiness. You tried to do everything just to fill that emptiness, tried to look for answers to other people but everything is not just working. What’s wrong then?

Certainly, you are missing out an essential Someone on your life. This 25th of December, let it be our reminder for us that Someone was born just to free us from bondage. That Someone endured and embraced all the sufferings for us to enjoy what we have now.

Jesus Christ is born to save us from all our sins. HE IS THE REASON OF THIS SEASON. Let’s not forget it. More than the gifts, reunion, party, and celebration, He is the reason why we are merry to celebrate the 25th. He is the reason nothing more nothing less.

That’s why, if you try to look for answers for your emptiness, He’s the only way. I’ll tell you that there is a space on your heart that no one could ever fulfill. He is the only one who could sustain your heart and fill that emptiness in your heart.

Don’t overlook Him for He has been waiting for you for so long. Don’t wait for tomorrow if you could give your life to Him today.

This Christmas, let’s not waste another great opportunity for us to be grateful for all the blessings and victories for 2014. It has been an amazing year and we can’t afford not to get better and better this 2015.

God has indeed blessed us. He has been faithful to us despite our shortcomings.  There are a lot of things that we did not ask yet He gave it immeasurably more than what we have imagined and asked. Wouldn’t that be enough for us to be grateful to Him?

So this Christmas, take a quiet time to thank the Lord for all the goodness He has done on your life. Take time to ponder on the situations you have conquered this year. Don’t waste your life! Be a blessing to someone.

A great and wonderful  Christmas everyone!

(Disclaimer: I do not own the photos. All photos were grabbed from Pinterest. God bless!)

Happy Birthday Jesus!

Merry Christmas everyone! And of course, happy birthday to the Man who saved the undeserving and imperfect people. Thank you God for giving your Son just to save us. I love you so much. We owe everything to you!

John 3:16 – for God so love the world that He gave His only begotten Son and whosoever believes in him shall not perish but shall have an eternal life.

One thing I’m sure, I celebrated Christmas not just with my family, but with God ❤

God bless everyone!

The true essence of Christmas.

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             The true meaning of Christmas, I believe, is Jesus Christ itself. He was born for a purpose and it was sacrificing himself just to save the sinners and imperfect people like me. Christmas is not just about the expensive gifts, new gadgets and branded clothes, but it’s all about the birth of the Man who saved us from the death and payed for our sins. Christmas is all about Him.

            I cried in pain to see how people tend to forget the true meaning of it. They were blinded by the culture or the tradition they thought were all correct. What’s more disappointing, is that they are oblivious on their actions. They all thought that it was correct to celebrate that way for they never heard the truth. 

            So this upcoming Christmas, Let’s celebrate it differently. Let’s celebrate it as how God wanted it to be. Let’s all celebrate Christmas with Him. For Emmanuel has born which means God is with us.

           We should make sure that as we celebrate Christmas, God is truly with us. 

God bless everyone! Merry Christmas 😀