My grandfather made up this poem and I think it is most appropriate for today:
The rain is falling to the ground … the grass is growing up … the chickens are running round and round … with their tails sticking up!
Anyway, thought I’d share that with you, but my real post today is about these holidays…
So many people get very stressed at this time of year. We have to stop and smell the roses as they say. Let us all remember what the holidays mean. Thanksgiving… A time of thanks.. Share a meal … be with friends and family. It doesn’t have to be a hugh turkey dinner if that isn’t your cup of tea or if you can not afford it. Go to a shelter and help give meals to the homesless. That always makes people feel better… to help others in need.
Christmas … Now this is such a big stressor. Can we all PLEASE remember, forget all the commericalizm. Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. I don’t mean the kids shouldn’t have something under the tree but for goodness sake, it doesn’t have to cost every penny you have. Make it a special time to decorate the tree. Make decorations with the kids. Make it fun. Who cares if the tree won’t win the best prize contest??? It should be all about spending time with family, being thankful for what we have. Have the kids make a gift for their syblings. Christmas morning it will mean so much more. When you have an older child, have them help you with ideas for the smaller ones. Have them make ornaments for the tree. Get disposable cameras and have them take pictures and make a collage.
All I’m saying is, “MAKE IT A THANKFUL TIME…NOT A STRESSFUL TIME!”
Remember to say, “Have a wonderful Thanksgiving”, and “Merry Christmas”.
Talk to you all soon!