The wrapping paper is collected, the garbage taken out, the gifts left scattered under the tree. I look at the lights and tinsel glittering on the tree and sit back with a sigh. A great day, full of good things to do and eat, celebrating with family. Feelings of peace, contentment and completeness fill me. I am so blessed, yet I realize that so many others have less, both materialistically and spiritually.
As I reflect on the day, I remember anew Christmases past, full of love, and family some gone some still here and am thankful. There are some things I miss, but other things I have gained. Like seeing the wonder and joy on my grandchildren’s faces when they see you or open gifts. sometimes it is the littlest things that bring so much joy.
That’s important to me to remember- take joy in the little things in life. Live in the moment, with no regrets or sadness. And no bitterness either. As adults we carry so much baggage in our memories. I need to focus on the good and forget the sad or painful memories as the new year, 2019 beckons. What about you?