I LOVE sitting in the living room in the evening by a nice fire, looking at the Christmas tree lights while thinking about things I can do to make this Christmas memorable for my family. I love finding some funny things to put in the kids stockings, and even though they are grown, I think they look forward to getting into their stocking almost as much as opening their gifts!
It's the time when neighbors are extra kind to one another. I had a little elf stop by my door with a bag of baked goodies, and beside tasty treats, my neighbor had made 2 Christmas c.d.'s with her favorite Christmas songs to share. These acts of kindness warm my heart. Nothing in life brings me greater pleasure that being able to give. Being kind and thoughtful to others make me warm and fuzzy inside like no other feeling in the world. Sometimes it's hard to pull yourself away and reflect a moment...but I always ask myself....is there someone I could do something nice for? Maybe it's the girl at the coffee shop who always has a smile on her face in the morning, or the postman who weathers the elements to delivery Christmas cards of good cheer, or the lonely elderly neighbor who always has time to talk. It doesn't have to be something big and fancy...just a little something to acknowledge them. The rewards you get supersede their happiness of being remembered at this magical time of the year.