So the holidays are upon us. For me that means shopping for my daughter, parents and a few friends. It is a time to just be with family and enjoy, we can start to look forward to the next year as well. It is a fun time of year.
Some people get all stressed out and are so caught up in the shopping they miss out on the joy of the season. I like just slowing down and enjoying what is going on in my life. My daughter gets so excited about Christmas still which is nice to see at her age. We take time to pick out the gifts for everyone together. She is very particular about what she wants to get people. We help buy gifts for a needy child each year and she likes picking stuff out for them. I think she would spend every last dollar I have on them if I would let her. I feel blessed to have raised such a caring child.
As we get closer I want to slow down even more and enjoy the time. It seems like each year it goes faster and faster, before I know it she will be 18 and graduating high school and off to college. I want to enjoy every last second I can. Even though this year has been so rough, when I stop to think there is still so much to be thankful for.
So as the holidays roll through take take the time to enjoy the people around you. Slow down and just take it all in. It is going to go by no matter what so why not just enjoy it. You will not get time to do it again.