What I am most thankful for, however, is the grace and love of God our Heavenly Father. I don't want to sound like a cliché Christianese message, but really - what gift could possibly be better than eternal life through the life and death of His one and only Son?! (Don't forget about the Holy Spirit! More about that later...) Anyway, I hope you're able to see past all the "extra stuff" (yes, that's an understatement) today's society has tacked onto Christmas and remember that "it's all just about a little guy." (quote from a friend's first grade student)
May your Christmas and holiday season be full of love, joy, family, and a spirit of giving and gratitude. Safe travels to those of you doing so, as well!
P.S. If anyone is craving any sort of homemade "goodie" and does not have the means to curb that craving, let me know - I probably have what you hunger for in my growing collection of treat plates/bags/platters. Don't get me wrong - it's all very good - but I'm only one person...who is also saving room for Mom's cooking. : )