Monday, December 24, 2007
Be Very Blessed
This is the last day of my Better Homes and Gardens healthy Christmas countdown project. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it and learned much in savoring this special season.
We are asked to take a few minutes this Christmas Eve to write down the people and things for which we are grateful.
Better Homes and Gardens quotes Richard Olson, a retired Lutheran pastor, “Remembering those who have blessed us is to be renewed and restored in the meaning of life.”
Amongst my huge list of blessings, I am grateful for you. Your comments amuse, delight, commiserate, celebrate, share, and make each day extra special for me—I am truly appreciative of the fact that you share your time and thoughts with me.
Family traditions are blessings, too. Each Christmas Eve we host a family pajama dinner party after which we venture out with mugs of hot cocoa to view the Christmas lights festooning our neighbors’ houses. This is a tradition my parents started when we were wee children. We opened one gift on Christmas Eve and it was always new pajamas from our grandmother in Louisiana.
For the past nine years we’ve made Magic Reindeer Feed for our grandchildren and neighborhood children to sprinkle on their lawns on Christmas Eve. Here’s a source for the recipe and printable labels.
We are blessed with great neighbors. Since many are hosting open houses tonight (and are used to us showing up in our pajamas and robes), this will be a lovely time to deliver our little Christmas treats to them along with the Magic Reindeer Feed as our token of continued friendship.