It’s officially T minus the weekend. So what did you do the weekend before Christmas? The best part of my weekend was visiting the nursing home and sharing with the residents there. One old man told us that he came to the home a year ago with a tag on his toe and so everything that has happened to him since, he’s just so grateful for, even if he’s spending the holidays away from his family, he’s glad to be alive. Sometimes, we can get so caught up with the commercial Christmas stuff – gifts and cards and clothes – but Christmas is so much better when you make an effort to show love to others. Because you almost always get love back. We brought them gifts and they were so appreciative but the better gift was spending time with the residents and watching their response to our caroling. My group had no good singers (we were off key and loud) but the residents treated us like pop stars – they sang along, or they tapped their fingers or just smiled while we sang. It Was Awesome! But, don’t get me wrong, I still love all the commercial holiday stuff like … …. walking around the city …. adding pops of Christmas everywhere … drooling over the Christmas cookies at Starbucks … taking a Starbucks break in the middle of Christmas shopping to read a few pages of a novel Starbucks always wants to rename me Erin. Always. I had some more delicious soup. And just like that, we’re 3 days away from Christmas. And my 5 goals this week are:
- Eat lighter meals on the days leading up to Christmas – more soup
- Get all my gifts and cards completed, wrapped and delivered
- Make e-cards for my family and friends living overseas
- Write something everyday
- Enjoy the holidays as much as possible! All the food, all the family, all the FUN!
How is your Christmas experience going?
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