Many people are putting up decorations this week. I'm wondering how this affects my friends. For many years it used to infuriate me. But this year I'm thinking differently. I guess I'm getting older and time is just flying by every day! I'm thinking how much I love the family time, the lights and the focus on Jesus during the Christmas season. But alas, now it seems like it comes and goes so fast. I agree that we should be Thankful all year long, and I love the focus on family and thankful hearts at Thanksgiving. I'm not saying we should "ex" out Thanksgiving and replace it with Christmas, but what about combining them? Not only should we be thankful all year long, but I believe we should also celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ, the Messiah all year too. So, is it such a bad thing to make the season last a little longer by decorating early for Christmas?