I’ve had the Christmas Jammies rap running a constant loop in my head this week. Help!
Fortunately while doing a few errands today this song came onto the radio, and I’ve been humming it since.
I’ve always loved this song released by Band Aid in 1984, a year that marked the end of high school for me and punctuated all that is the 80’s, including big shoulder pads and even bigger hair.
This tune took on a new meaning last Christmas after I spent time during the summer of 2012 in Yamaronsa, a small village in Ghana, Africa.
Now when I hear this song, I have a slideshow running in my mind’s eye of the many faces who touched my heart during that trip (you can see some of those precious smiles in the photo above). I am a better woman for meeting and working with these special people and experiencing their hospitality and pride.
I imagine that tomorrow won’t be much different than any other day for them. But I suspect they will bring their indelible attitude of joy and gratitude to Christmas, just as they do the other days of the year. They may have little compared to our standards, but what they possess is equally immense as well.
As we celebrate with our families, both the ones we are born into and the ones we amass on our journey, let us bring with us this same spirit and generosity of heart.
Have a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas,