Mana said she felt like everything the past week has been a disaster.....
We do feel like that especially when we are stressed.  Why when we are stressed...well I think it happens on other days but we don't pay as much attention until we are stressed and in a hurry or sad and in need of "luck".  To me I have been trying to focus on the reason for the season this year, and in doing so have loved this Christmas.  Now ask me if my shopping is done, and I will tell you yes....ask me if they are wrapped....nope.
I have noticed a lot more significance put on the reason for the season this season....kinda like the whole luck thing....has it always been there? The little items signifying and showing the reason for the season as Jesus is so abundant this year.  Maybe it has been there and I never slowed or focused to notice.
To me the best explanation of Christmas is Linus from Charlie Brown....

God has nothing to do with luck.

Charlie Brown: I guess you were right, Linus. I shouldn't have picked this little tree. Everything I do turns into a disaster. I guess I really don't know what Christmas is all about. 
[shouting in desperation] 
Charlie Brown: Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about? 
Linus Van Pelt: Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. 
[moves toward the center of the stage] 
Linus Van Pelt: Lights, please. 
[a spotlight shines on Linus] 
Linus Van Pelt: "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'" 
[Linus picks up his blanket and walks back towards Charlie Brown] 
Linus Van Pelt: That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown. 


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