Just a Christmas Thought in Passing…..

English: A bauble on a Christmas tree.

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The tree is up. The wreath is on the front door. The Christmas ham is bought. Most of the Christmas shopping is done—so, let the festivities begin! Most of us still have some things to do for the big day—but I have started to think of Christmas as a season not culminating in just one day of festivities, but many.

The season begins for many of us in late November and goes at least until New Year’s Day. We have so many tasks to do, parties to go to, and special foods to fix—that sometimes in the whirlwind we get a little lost. I had to pause and reflect on what is really important at this time of year—and it is our memories and traditions that connect us to the past, nourish our present, and make us look forward to the future.

In these last few weeks before Christmas I wish you some time to pause and think about those things that are important to you, and maybe pass a little tradition onto your children or grandchildren, or the fellow coffee aficionado sitting beside you at Tim Horton’s.

Published in: on December 10, 2012 at 3:56 pm  Comments (60)  
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