Many people believe that part of the Christmas spirit is “giving”. This year we will all struggle with giving gifts or giving of our time due to restrictions. Maybe this is the year to reflect on new ways to give. Maybe we should even give back to ourselves by enjoying the peace of this season instead of the “ hustle and bustle” of preparing for Christmas. This ornate Santa was given to me by my mother-in-law a few years ago. I know it is something SHE loved and probably had no room for it in her small apartment. I accepted it gracefully but it is not something I really wanted. Buying a gift for someone truly can be challenging if you try to take your own feelings out of the decision making. However, mom is gone now and I have kept the Santa because it does bring memories of her into our Christmas season. When I look at it, I don’t see a gift I have always wanted . Instead I see a piece of mom left behind for me to enjoy.
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