Each year it seems time passes by quicker than the year before. I wonder if it has anything to do with the way our society multi functions these days. We text as we walk, we listen to music as we work, we watch TV as we work out on our treadmills...you get the picture.
Long gone are the days we actually did one thing at a time. Once in a while it may happen, but too rare to notice. Every part of our day becomes listed in a schedule to make us proficient in our outputs.
Now that the holiday season is upon us once again I wonder how fast it will go by, and I am trying to slow things down.
I want to take the time to notice once again all the wonderful parts of Christmas. I am not worrying about gifts, or cards, or parties. Instead I am looking forward to the conversations. I am anxious to talk with my children again… my grown children that is.
I sit here now soaking in the warm memories of the years gone by, and hope to get it out of my system. No more thinking about the little children running about my feet, the smiles gone by and the wishing that I could freeze and relive those times. I want the chance for this year’s festivities to have a life of their own, and not be shadowed by yesteryear’s memory.
So here is my pledge – to let the past stay there, and open up the door to a new Christmas present. To enjoy the moments as they happen, and hope that time slows down enough for me to appreciate and savor the conversations.
I sincerely hope you also take the time to live in your moments, and enjoy your holiday.
Here's to Christmas Present!