Another thing we all do that can rob us of our joy is falling into the “Snare of Compare”. Candy has this phrase on the bulletin board in her office and I think it is a real truth. With all the social media we are bombarded with we can find ourselves comparing our Christmas, our family, our gifts, you name it, to others and somehow thinking that we don’t measure up. Nothing can be further from the truth. In the first place, half the stuff on social media is not true or is painted with such a slanted view that it is not a real representation of what is going on. Heck, I can take a picture of myself that makes me look young and skinny if I have a decent understanding of Photoshop. So don’t let others influence your contentment. Enjoy what you have and keep your eyes on the things that are important. We celebrate the birth of our Savior, the greatest gift we could possibly receive. God loved us enough to send His Son to die for our salvation. Like Paul we can learn to be content. We too can say “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."