Some observations this Christmas season:
There is a quiet beauty to snow falling on Christmas Eve.
Christmas trees, late in the evening and early in the morning have a quiet beauty about them.A simple strand or two of lights outlining the front door adds a feel of merriment unmatched by the largest display of flashing lights and figurines synched to music.
One of the merriest things I saw was the small table at work crowded with the little gifts adorned with ribbons and bows co-workers spontaneously gave to each other, creating a kind of small cookie exchange.Christmas cards strung along the ceiling of a living room create a merry decoration.
A congregation gathered together on a Sunday afternoon to share their musical talents informally is both quietly beautiful and quite merry.The story of Christ’s birth has a quiet beauty all its own.