For Mary and Joseph, their joy was mixed with sorrow. They knew that the child they were being given to raise was not and would not be like other children of His time. He was special. Prophecies were being fulfilled at His birth and the parents each had angelic visitations. Things were definitely not business as usual.
And keep your joy level high at this period. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Everything is small stuff. I believe we will finish 2019 in a strong and fearless way. The new decade offers so much. We have a lot to be thankful for, both in the year that is ending and in the promises of the future, starting from this new decade. Our best years are still ahead.