Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Christmas Spirit

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Nothing catches the spirit quite like music. That is why one of my favorite parts of Christmas is listening t0 and making music. Christmas songs are just amazing. Here is a list of my favorite Christmas songs this year:

10.Little Drummer Boy- Aly & AJ

9. Last Christmas- The Maine

8. Deck the Rooftop- Glee Version

7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen- Mannheim Steamroller

6. Believe- Josh Groban

5. Wizards in Winter- Trans-Siberian Orchestra

4. Hallelujah (Light Has Come)- BarlowGirl

3. Pat-A-Pan- David Archuleta

2. We Need a Little Christmas- Glee Version

1. O Holy Night– Josh Groban

Each song holds a special place in my heart for a different reason. Some are just plain fun, while others really touch my heart. Although they are different, they all bring the spirit of Christmas.

This Time of Year.

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Haul out the holly
Put up the tree before my spirit falls again
Fill up the stocking
I may be rushing things, but deck the halls again now

For we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute
Candles in the window
Carols at the spinet

Yes, we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute
It hasn’t snowed a single flurry
But Santa, dear, we’re in a hurry

So climb down the chimney
Turn on the brightest string of light I’ve ever seen
Slice up the fruitcake
It’s time we hung some tinsel on that evergreen bough

For I’ve grown a little leaner
Grown a little colder
Grown a little sadder
Grown a little older

And I need a little angel
Sitting on my shoulder
Need a little Christmas now

For we need a little music
Need a little laughter
Need a little singing
Ringing through the rafter

And we need a little snappy
“Happy ever after”
Need a little Christmas now

 

I am so ready for Christmas! I love this season! It just makes me so happy, thinking about the Savior, Santa, presents, family, hot chocolate, Christmas lights, love, cheer, Decorating, peppermint kisses and peppermint ice cream, Christmas music, caroling, and just everything. For two whole weeks, there is not a care in the world except for about happy things. Family and friends come first, and there is a ton of love around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3D-OhHTtwA

Answered Prayers

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Today. I sat all alone in sacrament meeting. My roommates were sitting there, no spots by them. Which I suppose would be fine if I had someone to sit by. Unfortunately, this ward is so cliquey. And if you don’t find a clique in the start, then you are basically a social outcast. Therefore,I went to sit in the front, by myself . I sat there fighting back tears. I would have let them fall, but I was about to lead the music for the ward, and the last thing i wanted was for the ward to see my red crying-eyes.  SO I tried for a few minutes to fight them back. Finally, I said a prayer. And I had the feeling that I wasn’t alone anymore. That Jesus was sitting there, right next to me. And he is there for me whenever I need him. No one else matters in the world. It was still hard for me, to sit there. With no one in  that room caring about me yet, it i know that at least God loves me. And he is the only one that matters. But my story doesn’t end here. After sacrament meeting there was ward choir. And once again, I was left alone. I was gearing up to walk home alone because no one was offering me a ride, and I felt beyond awkward to ask for one from a complete stranger. Therefore, I started the trek home. Sure, it is only a 15 min walk or so, but in my super 6 in heels, that is a journey. Then, someone caught up to me. And it was someone I knew. He walked to catch up to me, to walk home with me and that meant all the world to me. I know, that my prayer was answered twice today. And although, I feel like I have gone through everything else alone today, those shining moments kept me going.