Fresh And Exciting Christmas
Our Thanksgiving this year was
wonderful. Now that the kids are older it is rare for all four of us to be off
work at the same time and available to do anything together. Our Thanksgiving celebration started with
brunch at Yia Yia’s
and then we went to watch
Although if all I did was add new things I would quickly run out of space so I am also discarding. I am letting go of stuff. Things like the decorations that I have kept year after year thinking I might want them or need them. Little did I realize when I started a box for Goodwill how freeing it would be just giving away items I never use. It’s the same with our traditions and even our thoughts. Who says you have to do things the same every year? You control your calendar, fill it up with things you want to do, not things you “have to do.” Same with your thoughts, maybe you had a challenging holiday in the past. I did last year and I am not even going to let my thoughts wander back to that place. It’s a choice. If you want the holidays to be fresh and exciting, then chose to make it so.
“There is no ideal Christmas, only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.” – Bill McKibben