Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The seasons are upon us. A time to give thanks for all of our blessings, as well as a time for the "gimmes" to start. You know when the line is crossed from what the holiday season is really all about to, who wants what. I'm guessing your ever-growing to-do list seems endless. Here’s a thought, simplify. Your family doesn’t have to attend every holiday function and you can put a limit on a wish list. It’s really not too late to regain the true spirit of this magical time of year. Do something together as a family to feel this spirit. Volunteer for a Christmas project or help deliver food baskets. Go through your children’s toys together and donate like-new toys to people who truly need them. Ask your children their favorite holiday traditions. You might just be surprised by their answers. Decide as a family what activities are most important to you and enjoy them to the fullest. It's amazing, you can actually get more out of doing less. Every holiday my family gathers and reverts back to our childhood rolls. We act like dorky kids and laugh until we cry. I make an effort to place these memories deep in my heart to stay forever. My favorite time spent at home is cuddling with my children, any one of them I can talk into bringing me great joy, and watching a Christmas movie. Forget the presents, who really needs more fudge...? Soak up your family and make a memory this season.