On my way in to the office this morning, I saw them hanging the holiday snowflakes on the light poles along Highway 31 in Alabaster. I also noticed the other day that Magic 96.5 has already started playing their non-stop Christmas music. And, as I drove through my neighborhood last night, it was hard to miss that one of my neighbors already has his Christmas tree up and decorated with bright lights.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Already?
It does seem that Christmas season comes earlier every year. Even Thanksgiving is viewed by many as little more than an opportunity for more Christmas sales. But as far as I’m concerned, November is still Thanksgiving month. I can only handle one holiday at a time.
But then I found out that I don’t have to wait until the fourth Thursday in November to celebrate. There’s more to November than I ever knew! Did you know that this month has also been officially designated as both Peanut Butter Lover’s Month and International Drum Month? (Try celebrating both of those at the same time!)
It’s a little late to celebrate now, but Nov. 3 was Sandwich Day, the birthday of John Montague, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, creator of the world’s first fast food. (Wonder if he ever used peanut butter?) Maybe we can begin now planning for next year’s observance.
Or perhaps we could just focus our attention on tomorrow’s big celebration. What’s so special about Saturday, Nov. 14, you ask? It’s National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day, of course. I bet you’ve been waiting all year for this special day.
The truth is that for those of us who have been redeemed by a gracious God, every day is worthy of celebration. Why don’t you take a little time today to celebrate the wonderful gift God gave us in Jesus Christ. You don’t have to wait for Christmas to celebrate Jesus, and you don’t have to wait ’til Thanksgiving to be thankful.
Happytodayto all, and to all a good night.