Life has been full of watching smiles and hearing giggles from children in this house. Excitement builds as Christmas nears. There are many Christmas movies on TV, that help build happiness in our home.
I don’t remember myself as a child, feeling the excitement of the holidays , but I do remember letting out screams as I opened the gifts Santa had left me.
I wish I could find that inner child today . I love being a passenger and looking at all the various houses decorated for the season. I don’t remember feeling the void in my past holidays that I feel today, like something or someone is missing.
I imagine there are loved ones in your life that are not with you this Christmas , but we do the best that we can, right? One lesson I have learned from losing my parents and my brother is a very simple lesson.
Appreciation is the lesson. Anyone and everyone whom is in my life today is precious. Whether I’m in the same house or we are miles apart, I have learned to appreciate those who God has left remain near me to have a wonderful relationship with .
I have learned to love in a different way . A deeper understanding of others problems and that no family is perfect. I think , or at least for me, that we should quit hoping that Christmas will bring magic to all, and for this one day, everything will be perfect. Instead, I give thanks that I accept what is, realize I can’t change anyone but myself, and to walk into this holiday knowing those in my life love me.