Christmas is Not Just for Kids!
I remember as a child the excitement that you could feel in the air at Christmas time.Then as a young family I got to enjoy it again thru the eyes of my children. Even thru the worrisome times when we were a young military family, money wasn't always readily available. But, somehow we made sure all 4 kids never knew that, and looking back, those were great Christmas years.
As the kids have grown and now their kids, our grandchildren are growing, I am finding that as a middle aged person,it is either make Christmas come alive again or not! I am finding so much joy in making Christmas come alive again. I have decided to let that little child in. Instead of wishing and reminiscing, I am doing. Yes! I did go see Santa Claus with a group of my scrapbooking buddies. He was the most magical Santa I have ever seen! Mrs. Santa was even there with him. His beard was real and had been sprinkled with glitter! Only a crafter would notice that , right? He was so full of happiness and spirit that you too would have believed he was the real Santa. But, he did say he WAS the real Santa, so I have no reason to doubt him.
I even brought an Elf on the Shelf into our home! Yes, I choose the St Bernard. He is watching over Wilbur. On his neck is barrel with a heart. Every time Wilbur brings joy and happiness, it is said the barrel fills up and is sent back to Santa. Who am I doubt that? It's just one more thing that I am doing to open my heart and mind to bring the spirit of Christmas back into my life, just like when I was a kid.
For today, I want you to journal in your December Daily what makes you feel like a kid at Christmas. Maybe add a picture from your childhood, or go sit with Santa and have your picture taken. What ever makes you feel the spirit, that is what I am wishing for you today. To feel like a kid again.