Feeling the Christmas Spirit at Kirby Pines

The Holiday season at Kirby Pines is hard to ignore. From the beautiful Christmas tree in the lobby to the decorations residents have placed on their doors, a walk around the community provides everyone with a smile and feeling of joyfulness.

Many, however, say that until you feel the spirit of Christmas – there is no Christmas. The decorations, musical events and various edible treats are all here to enhance the Christmas season, but it is the true meaning of Christmas, that truly lifts our hearts. George Adams said that the birth of Jesus Christ stands as the most significant event in all history. Significant, because as George Adams said, “…the birth meant the pouring into a sick world the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years… Underneath all the bulging bundles is the beating Christmas heart.”

Adams’ words make you stop to think about just how blessed you are. After all, we have ample food, a comfortable place to live and one another. This Christmas, for many it will not be so and for some, it can also be a day of remembrance. A day in which to think of everything and everyone they love and have loved.

This Christmas I suggest to your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example.
Merry Christmas!
Michael EscamillaMichael Escamilla,
Executive Director,
Kirby Pines