It is almost back vacation time! For some, the thought makes them shudder like a snowstorm in January. It’s the excitement and anticipation and worry if everything is not so. This year, I invoke you to bring pleasure to your holiday season! And I have three ideas on how to achieve this.
Idea one is simply to announce before the season gets into full swing – he would like to have everyone think about bringing peace to the party! Peace can be many things, may be old traditions and new, you can ask people to say nice things to each other, you can give a little more than last year.
Idea two tries to remember the good things on vacation – not only today but yesterday and the desire to have good things with you tomorrow and beyond! You’re just trying to get through the holidays, fear those who want to hurry and do. But then, in a twelvemonth or ten or more, which you can look back? What memories can be shared with loved ones tomorrow?
Idea three attempts to combine old traditions forward and merge them with new ones. Personally, I like to think of our old people traditions. When I do, I take the chance to meet with members of my family lost my mother, father, and grandparents. It also gives me the chance to share memories with my nieces and nephews.
One of the things I always wanted to grow was to cook together. Mom had loved to cook, especially during the holiday season. She had cooked for the family and the church. And when I have the opportunity to cook with my niece, who is a beautiful reminder of the past and a new memory for the future.
Another memory I had the last seat at the table of Thanksgiving. One year we had just started to go around the table, and everyone says something they were thankful. It was new this year and an old tradition since!
Some of our old traditions had disappeared or changed. When my mother was alive, she had put together baskets for distribution to the less fortunate in the church. It was a wonderful feeling; give to others. But when the mother was ill, had traditionally fallen.
Probably the best memories of the past and the present are the times when our family together – sharing food, singing, laughter and memories. There is no greater peace for the holidays to give, share and family.