This week my Julie asked if any in our household wanted to go with her to look at the Layton City Christmas lights. We go every year, and it gets a bit “old”. This time, she had two rules; (1) no one could go if they were going to be grouchy, and (2) she was going to circle through the drive-tour three times (ouch). Well, those two rules eliminated our sons, but I thought, “why not give it a try”. Julie was adamant about her rules. She warned me that I if wasn’t going to enjoy it, she would rather go alone. I said, “really, you would want to go alone”? She was sincere. Thanks to her prepping, I wasn’t grouchy when I saw the long line of cars. I wasn’t grouchy when we were cut off by cars who didn’t believe in waiting their turn. I wasn’t grouchy when we had to wait about a half hour to go through. And I wasn’t grouchy when we finished and went through the whole process for the repeat. I enjoyed it! It made me realize that seeing the joy on Julie’s face was worth it. She loves it and loves life’s little celebrations. I’m a bit more on the dry, practical side but for that night she brought out the better in me. I hope during this Christmas season that I will allow Christ to bring out the better in me. What a wonderful time of year that we must remember Him.