The Magic of Christmas

In the hustle and bustle of preparing for the Christmas holiday I have tried to sneak in a few moments to really think about and feel the Christmas Spirit. Some years I am already feeling the beauty of the season, but other years it is something that I must search for to see and experience. I remember back to my childhood to the magical days of preparing for Christmas—putting up the tree, coloring pictures for our small town coloring contest, driving to see the Christmas lights, attending our ward party, singing at the school Christmas concert, sitting on Santa’s lap……all of these are deeply embedded into my mind. Think back: the smell of cookies baking, the candy wreath hanging at

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