I am filled with love today and my eyes are still stinging from the tears I shed last night. I went to see Les Misérables with my husband and sons on Christmas Eve. It was wonderful! I cried throughout the movie because I found the music and acting to be so powerful with emotion, it moved me. The story of Jean Valjean is one of hope and unconditional love and forgiveness. I was looking forward to this reminder which was perfectly timed to arrive on Christmas Eve. No matter how bad things get (and they got very very bad for Jean Valjean!) we can always get through it if we don’t give up faith. That can be faith in God, in love, in friendship, or simply in the belief that things can get better tomorrow. Just live one more day. The best message of Christmas time (the season of love and hope that you honor) that I can think of is to believe. Believe in yourself. Believe in your heart and your capacity for love. As Victor Hugo wrote, “To love another is to see the face of God.” To truly love someone is the most graceful thing we can do. If we give love to another our heart is filled with joy and compassion.
I love you!
I love the magic of Christmas and the joy it brings to all people. Young and old, people of all faiths wish each other good tidings at this time. The spirit of a giving heart is personified in Santa Claus. I love that spirit of giving. I am filled with love today, not because of what I have or what I want, but because of what I am able to give. Jean Valjean didn’t have a wife, or children of his own. He didn’t have anything for much of his life, and what he did have was borrowed, stolen, or given to him when he denied his own self. When he had the chance to love another person is when he was given the true gift of hope.
Let joy fill your heart!
Merry Christmas! I love you!