Is it my imagination or are there more Christmas lights up this year then there were last year? Angela and I were commenting on it the other night and it seems like every street is trying to out-do the other, at least in Kingswood. The displays range from the understated and tasteful to the “oh my goodness, how do they pay their power bill?”

Everywhere we go there are lights: red lights, green lights, blue lights and clear lights. And then there are all the inflatable Santas and Penguins. (Seriously, I get Santa but what’s with the penguins?)

Now I don’t know all the reasons people decorate their homes for Christmas, other than the obvious one that has to do with wives and children asking, “When are you putting the lights up, huh?”

But the other night as I was driving down Kingwood in awe of the work that people had put into decorating their homes, it dawned on me that whatever the reasons for the lights, the result was that my neighbours had decorated for Jesus’ birthday.

It’s like candles on a cake or banners from the ceilings. The people of Kingswood and beyond are shouting out “Happy Birthday Jesus” with their displays of Christmas lights.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible

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