It really is for me. I have noticed this holiday season that I am truly blessed in so many ways. I have many things to be thankful for (sounds like I’m talking Turkey Day here). The combination of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s is interesting in what it causes me to do.I take stock of all that I have. I take time to notice the little things around me. Considering that normally the day-to-day goings makes me feel too busy with work and just getting through the day and the motions . Granted it does take me a couple of days to wind down once I do have some time off. And during today, Christmas, I am under the weather. One of my kids was sick and I caught what he had.
Getting back on point, the combination of these three holidays causes me to take stock of all that I have, all that I have done, and with the end of the year, look forward to what a new year will bring.
Christmas today, as I write this 30 minutes before the end of the day, was very full and fun.
Observations from today:
- Why do toys come with so many gray twisties? It was never like this when I was a kid
- There are a great many trees that must fall in order to wrap so many presents around the world. I hope people recycle
- Spending a couple of hours shopping the day before and the greater part of an afternoon preparing a meal that gets consumed in 30 minutes with hours of cleanup afterward seems ridiculous. But there is tradition
- You can influence your kids attitudes towards the consumerism plague of the holiday. Take time to open gifts and appreciate what you have been given
- Day comes around once a year, enjoy it
One last note. I have my mother and father visiting from the east coast. It’s great to have them here visiting and spending time with their grandkids.