This year getting into the Christmas spirit has been harder than ever before for me. I haven't enjoyed the music, the lights, the food, the present shopping or decorating. And I think I know why.
Christmas isn't about presents. It seems cliche to say that but I think it's harder to truly grasp that concept. Christ gave me everything and He has been there for me every step of the way. Though I've felt alone and lost, I think I've reached an epitome today. He has been waiting for me to reach out to Him. Christ is constant. He loves me and He loves you. I can testify of that unblinkingly.
This year I pledge to reach out to others and do more missionary work. Though I chose not to serve a mission and felt it wasn't right for me, I can still spread the light of the gospel each and every day. I have been so blessed to be part of the true church and I hope that everyone I come in contact with can see the love I have for my Savior and His restored gospel.
Now I feel the real spirit of Christmas, giving back :)