What is the Real Christmas Magic?

By Nancy Stoops

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Every time I see the look on my grandson’s face when he sees all the lights,  I feel the Christmas magic.  I feel the hope that the lights seem to bring.  That is the real Christmas magic.  Every time I wish somebody happy holidays and they light up and smile I feel the Christmas magic. We seem to be able to bring others joy a little easier this time of year.  I think this is the real Christmas magic. Every time I see somebody opening a door or displaying an act of kindness which seem to happen more this time of year I feel the real Christmas magic.

I love this time of year because people in general seem to just be kinder towards each other.  To me the definition of real Christmas magic is the love we feel this time of year towards each other.  We become the people we were destined to be when we had the honor of being put in this world. For me this is the real Christmas magic.  It’s never been about all the chasing around to find the perfect gift because in feeling and sharing the love we have the ultimate perfect gift.

I watch all the Christmas movies and the ones that really speak to me are showing the true meaning of the holidays, sharing the love.  They are about helping the less fortunate and about slowing down to spend quality time with family and friends. Take a moment and feel the Christmas magic through your entire body and soul and embrace the sense of gratitude it makes us feel. My wish for you is that you embrace the real magic of the holidays and you give yourself the gift of being who you are indented to be!!!!

This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T.  Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has a private practice in Diamond Bar and is currently accepting new clients; she is also a motivational speaker who can inspire your employees or group members.  Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups on how to manage anger.    For more information about any of these services feel free to contact her at (909) 229-0727.  You may e-mail Nancy at nancystoops@verizon.net. You may purchase Nancy’s books Live Heal and Grow and Midnight the Therapy Dog at Amazon.com.