Put down the Wallet. Cherish your Family.

Time is such a valuable commodity. We don’t know how much of it we have left and yet, many times, we don’t stop to appreciate and process this very important fact. The holidays are especially a time when we don’t truly think about the concept of time. You probably know why, but let me explain. Christmas is tough for some people because of worries about getting the perfect gift. However, this should not be positioned as the most important activity. The most important thing you can do is cherish your family and make memories that will live long after the toys have broken or grown old. After all, we never know what tomorrow will bring. In fact, I truly wish some of my loved ones who have already left this earth could be here for me to share a conversation and squeeze in an endearing hug. Without a doubt, I decided long ago that every moment of this holiday would be spent enjoying people and promoting the reason for the season.

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PJs and Snow (A Christmas Family Picture)
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The Eve of Christmas Eve…
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Look at the Smile on this Sleepy Face!
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Sleepy Face #2. There are no clothing rules for Christmas Day morning.  Anything goes!
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Caris, Micah, and Connor all enjoyed the new sled from Grandma Pat.
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Go Micah!

In fact, Christmas Eve kicked off with a Candlelight Service at a local church. Then, when Connor got home, we played games and snacked. Afterwards, we watched a Christmas movie and crashed because we know Christmas Day is always packed with activity after activity.

As usual, Christmas Day started with our annual breakfast of pigs-in-a-blanket and a tall mug of freshly made coffee. We then opened presents and made calls and texts to family and friends. The evening closed down playing games and watching a family movie with some of our friends. Overall, it was such a wonderful day. I will end the day with this. I hope your day was wonderful and that you cherished those people in your life on this joyous day that only comes once a year.

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“See” you next year!

Merry Christmas,

Mel

4 thoughts on “Put down the Wallet. Cherish your Family.

  1. This is a beautiful piece of literature, family the most important key ingredient to all happiness, except when those little arguments kick off, lol forgiveness always prevails. Great article.

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