Linus Nails It
December 27, 2013 9 Comments
“Remember when we were all sitting around the Christmas tree, opening our presents? That’s when you said it.”
“That’s when I said what?”
“It was beautiful. You said, ‘Why do we have to be nice to each other only on Christmas? Why can’t we be nice to each other every day?’”
Lucy then storms off, shouting, “You drive me crazy!”
And Linus, having won more TV and beanbag time, concludes in It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown, “Joy to the world.”
Linus seems to nail it every time, doesn’t he?
So, brothers, sisters; husbands, wives; mothers, daughters…
The next time you grow impatient with your loved one, think back to two days ago – the look on their face when they watched you open that Wii console, or that rare edition of your favorite book.
I’ll think about how self-sacrificing my wife was getting me that 40″ LED Smart TV I’ve been bugging her about for over a year. And that ice cream maker. We don’t have room for an ice cream maker in the kitchen, but she knows how obsessed I am with ice cream, so she got it for me anyway.
I think that’s one way we can keep Christmas in our hearts all year long.
Remember December 25th, and how loving our family was in getting us things we don’t need or deserve.
But they went out of their way to get us those things anyway.
Because they love us.
Yes, that’s right, Linus: Joy to the world, indeed.
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