Make this Christmas and holiday season one to remember.
In the hustle and bustle of all that surrounds you, think back to your best memories of the past Christmas holidays you shared with family and friends. What stands out as being your favorite things that you recall?
When I was growing up in Michigan, my Mother had the market on baking cookies. In fact that was what she was known for. The house we lived in had a side porch that acted like an extra freezer, because the temperatures were always freezing in December and January. She would stack 12-14 tins of cookies out there, and pull them in one by one to make assorted platters of cookies for friends and families. My children still talk about it.
Even though Mom and Dad are now in heaven with the angels, we can still recall similar feelings of warmth, family, and the love that connected us all to each other, each time the Christmas season comes around. Wouldn’t it be great to have this much love in your heart for family and friends all year long? There is nothing to stop that from happening.
What if you made a point of visiting your loved ones more often during the year? How about planning get-togethers so your children and their cousins would actually know who each other is? For most of us there was not as much distance that separated us when we were growing up, as there is now. Distance is now easily eliminated with “Face-Time” and Skype. Use those tools to stay in touch with your friends and family. Include some new ideas in those resolutions for 2015 that focus on making some great memories for your family.
Memories are the glue that holds families together. Have a warm and wonderful holiday season!
“Now, let’s get going!” xo Sally