There's such a tendency to think about the past at Christmastime. We have sweet memories of loved ones that have gone on before us. We have traditions and maybe even rituals that we might not even realize we have. That can be a good thing for holding families together and making them strong. But not all of our memories or traditions are positive. We may be left with a longing for the way things used to be before circumstances changed or certain people came into or left our lives for some reason. Some of us may be facing an empty nest for the first time or a parent or spouse or child may have died recently, this year, last year, or twenty years ago. Christmastime makes it all fresh again, doesn't it?
Roxy at Living from Glory to Glory,
Let's make a decision to live in this moment, to love this moment, to enjoy those with whom we're with right now or to enjoy the solitude of being alone with God.
Enjoy memories of Christmas past, but don't let the ghosts of memories spoil Christmas present.
Have a wonderful Christmas week!
Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage
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