Maybe it’s the time of year but I feel I have talked to people more this week and listened too. It’s been a happy week for the children, with the final nativity from Kindergarten which was extraordinarily polished for children so young. So many songs, rather special ones too , learnt by heart and bobbed about to too!
One of the highlights this week was the extraordinary Carol service with readings and beautiful music from so many talented singers and players. It was profoundly moving and uplifting and seemed to me to sum up what St Michael’s is all about; Sharing, giving, succeeding, changing people’s lives.
One of my lunch companions yesterday said “ I don’t really want to break up” because he loves being at school so much. It made my day. And this morning I enjoyed my home made card from Noah in Year 3 which said “I LJVE this school”. Your teachers are the best. You provide me with delicious food. You take care of me. So the least I can say is “Thank you”
I think at Christmas Thank you is the most important word. As we give and receive gifts, as we spend time with our families, as we share and laugh and perhaps remember those from whom we are apart, perhaps through distance, illness or death we can and will give thanks for all the blessings we enjoy and perhaps the most important gift of all, knowing that we are loved by God and those around us.
Wishing each and every one of you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.