Wrapping Paper and Empty Boxes
What family doesn’t have at least one story about the kids preferring to play with the empty boxes and wrapping paper rather than the gift previously contained in what is now a pile of destined for the recycle bin?
As an adult I have struggled with the inevitable let down after the gifts are opened and the food eaten. Is that it? Is that all there is? So what do we do now, watch television, take a nap?
Am I alone in this? Please tell me you’ve felt this way too. Some families go to a movie, some just go their separate ways, face buried in some kind of electronic device. After all the excitement of shopping, cooking, eating and gift opening, don’t we all need just a little mental and physical down time? Well, maybe not everyone, but you introverts out there, I know you’re with me on this!
Maybe I need to realize life is not a Hallmark movie and just enjoy what is before me. So much of my discontent comes from unmet expectations…can you relate? So, as I go into this Christmas Day in a brand new way (just me and hubby this morning) I will enjoy what I have and give thanks for it all and just enjoy the moment.
From my house to yours, I wish you a very Merry Christmas for those who celebrate and a wonderfully blessed day for those who don’t. I have plans for the blog for next year and I will begin sharing some of what I have coming up beginning tomorrow!