With only a few days left until Christmas, the sounds of the season fill the air. What, you say? You don't hear them? Well, then, just open your heart and let them in, for the Sounds of Christmas are both the sounds you hear as you go about the day but also the sounds that play in your head from your memories of Christmas throughout your lifetime.
They are the sounds of children laughing, happy and joyful in the splendor of this time. They are the sounds of the cattle lowing and the lamb softly bleating for the baby nearby. They are the sounds of the church bells ringing in the news that Jesus Christ is born.
They are also the sounds of the choir singing and the musicians playing the wonderful carols of Christmas, as well as the sounds of reindeer walking on the roof high above after landing from flight with their sleigh, carrying the "HO HO" Santa from his house in the cold North to yours wherever that might be. They are also the sounds of the baby crying as he strengthens his lungs preparing for his life ahead. And yes, don't forget the sounds of the little drummer boy beating out the rhythm of joy as he plays his best for the newborn babe. This last sound, of course, comes from a song and not the Christmas story, but it's a beautiful little tale to add to the splendor of love which Christ came to give to our hearts.
Once you've experienced the sounds of Christmas and the ways that your imagination can enhance them, they are powerful, mystical and wonderful. And they stay with you for a lifetime and grow as your experience grows. The Sounds of Christmas leave a permanent and positive mark on your life and they serve to add to your experience of joy and love that the season brings. So be silent, open your heart, your mind and your ears to the Sounds of Christmas, for we are now in the midst of truly the most wonderful time of the year. Cherish those sounds and the joy they represent and you can keep them with you to use anytime you want for, after all, who says we can only celebrate Christmas in December? Keep Christmas alive in your heart always.
God bless you and have a wonderful Christmas with all the sounds and the joy, peace and happiness they bring.