Christmas is Not a Day for Restraint

Christmas is Coming! ” Celebrate, Celebrate… Dance to the Music!

Dear Reader:

Do you sometimes get a little nervous around ” Southern Living” homes -the ones that are so perfectly decorated at Christmas that they look and feel more like a museum than a home? Quiet, sedate Christmas carols play softly in the background and you start checking the time on your mobile phone-hoping to get through with the tour before you accidentally break something?

Think about it… on the first Christmas Day didn’t the heavenly angels sing … loudly…in wonderment and joy? This is the day the Creator of all the cosmos entered history and changed it forever! As Quinn Caldwell comments… ” This calls for tinsel, construction paper tree chains, gobs of glue and tons of glitter, blinking stars and colored lights with water bubbling in them.

Love love love my bubble lights!

Christmas is not a day for restraint. Caldwell reminds us ” When God decided to decorate for Christmas, God hung an enormous star in the heavens, not a string of demure white lights. No doubt the neighbors were appalled, but it sure did draw a crowd.”

So until tomorrow… Celebrate the God Who didn’t hold back anything! Be unrestrained! Put on some music ( preferably loudly) and decorate for a party while praising God’s name!

Today is my favorite day. Winnie the Pooh

Serene but natural beauty
Fun pictures of children, grandchildren, pets, sports, vacations… family memory Christmas ” Tree”
Do make Christmas merry and bright for those you know and more importantly those you don’t!

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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2 Responses to Christmas is Not a Day for Restraint

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Amen…Joy to the World…❤

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