Yes, it’s that time of year again when we are all running around buying gifts, decorating our homes and sending out Christmas cards. This year will probably be no different. However, I this its important to remember the meaning of the holidays. It’s not gifts, but spending time with family and appreciating what we have. During these economic times, I think people get depressed on what they can and cannot afford. I know I’m one of them, but I’m trying to look at the little things that make me happy such as listening to KOSI’s Christmas music, watching It’s A Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart and admiring my Christmas tree.
I have ornaments I have bought from all the places I’ve been – Scotland, England, Australia, France, Italy – and every time, I look at them, I remember my trips. My mother used to buy us an oranment every year and when I hang one up, I remember those times as a kid when I couldn’t sleep. One Christmas, I thought it was 6:00 am and it was only 12:30 am, and Santa had already put out the gifts. Now try telling a little kid to go back to sleep!
What are your favorite memories and what are the little things that bring a smile to your face?
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Favorite memories? I remember the old fake tree we had. After too many years of heavy ornaments, the lower branches wouldn’t stay up, so one year I used loops of rubber bands to tie them to the upper branches. Multi colored rubber bands, of course! That tree went for another fifteen years, amazing!