Christmas Spirit

Posted 12:08 pm

Well, all of the present shopping/making is done and quite a bit has already been wrapped and sits beneath the tree. The rest will be wrapped this evening. Also about half the baking seems to be done, but I’m not entirely certain of the status of all that as I’m only making my cookie bars this year (and haven’t done them yet :( ). The decorations have all been up for quite a while, candles are lit nightly, and we’ve been listening to Christmas music in the car. I’d say it’s just about Christmas!

A friend of mine was recently talking about how she used to have quite a strong family tradition around Christmas time. Traditions of family gatherings, carols, looking at Christmas lights and attending church. Now that she’s grown and has a family of her own, it seems no one wants to do these things any longer and it has her loosing the holiday spirit.

It occurs to me, however, that traditions change as people change. And sometimes a “tradition” isn’t as important as just doing something that kindles that sense of giving spirit in oneself and others. We’ve got a few traditions of our own, but we don’t always do them. Instead we do something else or we simply do without while we make the most of what we’ve already done. And we’re always willing to try something new.

So we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope your own traditions, or whatever you do this year, keeps your spirits high.

Merry Christmas everybody!

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