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#24 for all to have A Proper Nest
#23 to Give Selflessly
#22 to Remember to Look Up
#21 Delight in the Sweetness of Christmas
#20 Reflect on Favorite Years' Past
#19 to Play for Him pa rum pum pum pum
Today I am wishing for you to
Begin or Uphold Family Traditions
Keep them going IF you have them...or simply start NEW ones.
Traditions bring us back to our beginnings and ground us. They keep our story going year after year and they link us together in a memory chain that cannot be broken.
Going out into the woods and getting our tree is one of ours. (It's an honor to be the tree finder...read about this year's hunt here.) One year, (so the story goes)....things got rather hectic at our house and the official tree hunt never happened. Yes, a tree went up and it was very nice, but what it lacked was the memory attached to the whole "going out and getting the tree together" experience. When you have THAT, you JUST remember the tree better. For example ...last year, on our annual tree hunt, we came across this on our adventure....
Giving us what is now known as the "moose tree"
Now it's easy to remember THAT tree because it is tied to the year we saw the moose!
That is my wish for you today....for you to make memories through traditions, for that is what fills THE heart with joy during the holidays.
Memories like these will tie you..bind you together actually ...because traditions create moments that turn into beautiful, lifelong remembrances....like the ones of wonderful Christmas years' past. It LIKELY will be the best gift you could ever wrap for your loved ones...a neat little package that your children and their children can all give to generations to come.
Make Memories this year. Start...or Uphold Family Traditions.