I absolutely LOVE this time of year. The kids are excited about the holiday season. Wondering what gifts Santa is going to bring them. At my house it really is like magic is in the air. My family seems to be quite a bit nicer to each other [well, so to speak, the boys only hold each other in choke holds for a couple of seconds ;)] not sure if it’s because they think Santa might be watching or it’s just Christmas cheer. But, whatever it is – I like it!
One of my wishes is for everyone to be happy with what you have. There’s nothing wrong with wanting things or wanting more out of life. For once, just step back and be happy and thankful for what you have now, in this moment. Without what you have now, your wants and wishes would be nothing. Take time to appreciate the small things in life. Remember someone, somewhere, would love to be in your shoes and would be grateful for what you have right now. This is something I have to remind myself of as well. We get all caught up in the busy-ness of life and want, want, want. I have a daily reminder set to be thankful and happy for what I’ve got.
Remember as the holiday season approaches to take the time to tell someone how much you appreciate them or what a difference they make in your life. Not only will this make that person happy, but it will put a genuine smile on your face, too!