What’s the spirit of Christmas?
IT seems the spirit of Christmas really is alive and well in Rockhampton.
One of our 12 Hams of Christmas winners this week called into office at 220 Bolsover St to collect their prize – a $100 voucher from Boodles Meats.
Feeling guilty, our winner informed us that she planned to share the voucher with two elderly people who couldn’t afford hams this Christmas.
Peter Boodle has now kindly agreed to supply three smaller hams for our winner.
It got me thinking what is the true spirit of Christmas.
Is the “Christmas spirit” found in gifts, trees, and lights?
Or is it found in the joy of knowing that the historychanging story of Christ’s birth is true?
Of course, to Scrooge the spirit of Christmas was a ghost.
And to the liquor industry the spirit of Christmas comes in a bottle.
Some people feel that the spirit of Christmas is sending hundreds of greetings cards each year.
For others, the spirit of Christmas is the joy and happiness found being amongst family while they’re consuming turkey, ham, pork, lamb, prawns and plum pudding.
For many people, Christmas is a time for saying thanks.
The most common response I found to the question what is the spirit of Christmas is giving.
Giving back to those less fortunate than ourselves.
Which is exactly the type of spirit embodied by our 12 Hams of Christmas winner.
Embrace the spirit of Christmas and find the true meaning of the season to bring more joy into your life.