Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  Norman Vincent Peale

The Christmas spirit visits us every year. We celebrate with presents and letters to Santa along with charity and concern for those less fortunate than ourselves. We express our Christmas spirit with adornment and surround ourselves with pine trees decorated with ornaments, houses lit in multi-colored lights and street lights outfitted with holiday characters.

Our world would be a much happier place if we could keep the spirit of Christmas with us all year. Imagine a willing and helpful attitude that is able to easily forgive the infractions of others. We know that the struggles of our daily lives will creep in and we’ll forget the Christmas spirit. Fortunately, this giving inspiration does take place once a year.

We are our better selves during the Christmas holiday and inspire others to be the same. Generosity is plentiful this time of the year, and we are more likely to share what we have with others. The homeless person on the street may require our assistance, and we are more prone to lend a helping hand.

Christmas spirit is an incredible sentiment and is one that happens all over the world. People of diverse religions celebrate in similar fashions and even individuals who don’t believe the holiday has a spiritual significance will revel in festive ways.