I very much hope you all are able to enjoy this season, whether you’re celebrating Christmas or Hannukah. It’s the season of joy and love that brings smiles to all our faces.
Sunday, I had lunch with Cyndi and Bill at their house—roast chicken, baked sweet potatoes with brown sugar, fresh salad and topped off with her homemade chocolate pecan pie and brownies. It was a good deal more than lunch; it was more like a scrumptious Sunday dinner!
I brought along a small tin of Christmas questions to be used as a memory jogger and conversation starter. What a hit that was! Questions like: What is your favorite Christmas song? What is a treasured memory you have of Christmas? Do you have a special ornament and what memories does it evoke? What is your favorite Christmas food and what story is associated with it? What is your favorite Christmas tradition? And a few other questions, all of which got us thinking and remembering and sharing stories from long ago. We had a wonderful time reminiscing and telling stories the others hadn’t heard. I highly recommend this activity when you get together with loved ones, or even not so loved ones, this week. You never know what you might learn about a person and what that person realizes he/she hadn’t thought about in years. You’ll bring a smile to that person’s face as well as your own. What better gift is there?
So Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah to you all and may we all go into 2023 with a renewed spirit of hope and love. And above all, let us not forget the reason, and the child, we celebrate this time of year.
I’ll see you next year!
Quote of the Day: Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.