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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I heard the bells..................

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day, Their old familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth, good will to men.”
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Christmas.........I am not really into religious holidays but I do love Christmas. The memories, the feeling of love, of family and giving. Kindness and generosity. Yes, people should behave that way every day. The fact is they do not. They do sometimes make an effort at Christmas and so I can go with that. I love the memories mainly. I do believe its not the same as it was years ago but what is? I guess we have to make our own traditions and new memories. We can't just say its not what it used to be, we have to make it what we want it to be.
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The problem as I see it is that after the dinner..........we eat at 4pm. Everyone sort of just sits there. Stuffed to the gills, and itching to go home and rest up. While Jason is bored out of his mind and all I want to do is relax. We still have clean up to do (usually my husbands job) I am certainly not in the mood for entertaining. The day is spent cooking or putting out the snacks. Making sure people have something to tide them over till supper. Years ago we had the granddaughters come over and stick around awhile. They and Jason would go to the movies or bowling. Now thats all passed, they have their own lives now.........so what can we do to make it more fun? I don't know. Angels I think part of it is we have put aside the real reason for Christmas. Instead of expecting to entertain or be entertained we should be happy to be together as a family and maybe tell stories of Christmases we remember from childhood. We may learn some things from our kids and they will learn how different things were for us.........It seems everyone gets onto the electronics and no longer communicate. Lets try some candle light. No TV and no electronics......maybe we will begin a new tradition next year.
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2 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Oh-I hope you can start some new traditions. We play games after we eat. We put all the dirty dishes, etc. in the kitchen and then sit and play games. Last year we had an easel set up and played our own form of Pictionary. This year we played UNO. Even the adults that claim they don't like games had a good time.
We also made food easier this year instead of the big dinner we always have had we set food out and people kind of ate when they were hungry and stacked things in the sink for later.

It was a fun day- You will have to just take the bull by the horns and surprise everyone with something new~ Blessings to you- I hope you had a good day- xo Diana

Noelle the dreamer said...

Well said Diana!
I like her comment Janice! New and old traditions are a great way to celebrate the holidays!
Without family nearby, it's not as easy either but we try! Life is so short and we better make the most of it!
God bless Friend,