The power of traditions cannot be overstated, especially when the time comes to create new traditions knowing that the old traditions are irreplaceable.
Whether it's decorating the tree or lighting candles with loved ones, baking cookies, or watching your favorite holiday movie, traditions anchor us in the present while connecting us to the past. They're like a comforting thread that weaves through the fabric of our lives, creating a sense of continuity and belonging.
This holiday season, I encourage you to embrace the imperfections in the best laid plans and find joy in the simple moments. It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle, but our best GIFTS are in the PRESENT moment. Take a deep breath, savor the laughter, and appreciate the uniqueness of each experience.
As we celebrate, let's also remember those who may be facing challenges during this season. When we consider what is currently going on in other parts of the world, the holidays can either seem meaningless, or they can bring hope for the future. Reach out to friends, family, or even strangers who might need a little extra support. It's amazing how a small gesture of kindness can brighten someone's day and create a lasting impact.