Merry Christmas

I hope everyone had a nice, relaxing Christmas. Mine was quiet, and I must say this year, I was happy.

Over the years, as the kids got older, I found myself unable to get into the holiday spirit. It seemed all that mattered was how many presents were under the tree, and with all the hype that goes into shopping for that perfect gift, the Christmas season flew by and the day was over. Pouf! For what? Kids that won’t tear themselves away from a video game or they’re so bored they complain endlessly.

It’s time to remember what the real meaning of Christmas is all about. It’s about family and friends and spending quality time with them. It’s about donating to the food bank or your favorite charity. Helping others who are less fortunate and can’t afford a turkey dinner or to get their children a gift for under the tree.

It’s a time to put ourselves on the back burner and offer our time and services to those who need it most.

I think Christmas at our house next year will be a bit busier…

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