I know this might sound a little strange….. but the one thing I am looking forward to, with our impending vacation over the school holidays, is skipping Christmas preparation here in Australia! Is that wrong?
I am seeing the decorations going up in the shops and hearing the jingles in the supermarket aisles, clearing out the junk mail catalogues full of useless ‘stuff’ from my mailbox…. and I am thinking the delicious thought, ‘just this once, I can walk away from all this, this year ….. get on a plane and escape it all’.
I asked my boys if they remembered what they got last Christmas. They looked at me blankly and said no. I promised them that they would remember this year’s… for all the right reasons. They will remember where they were, what we did as a family and how they were feeling. I am so excited about giving my boys ‘a feeling’ this Christmas’, a memory that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. I can tell you right now that it is the experiences in life that bring me to tears, not ‘stuff’. This is going to be a great paradigm shift for my boys….a Christmas without stuff….a Christmas with a backpack on their backs, scarves around their necks and life experience as their gift.
I feel lighter …. and free. Already.
How do you feel about impending Christmas?
Image from HERE.