Wednesday, December 24, 2014
I aways cut my Thomas' English muffins with a fork. My mother taught me to eat Thomas' and to cut with a fork not a knife. I still do it all these years later. It reminds me of my Mom too. This is a good feeling. Christmas has the same readings each year. We don't change the bible readings. Hopefully, they remind us of some past tradition. This is why people tend to do the same things each year…to remember good times. If there were no good times, then such people would pretty much ignore Christmas or avoid it if it recalls only disfunctional family life. For years I wanted a real tree, not artificial for Christmas. Then my parents got a small artificial tree. It comes with our aging. So now I am OK with artificial and small. Less mess. Most of the people who want real trees that go to the ceiling, might like to decorate, but disappear when it comes to taking the tree down. Since my parents passing, I try to repeat whatever good Christmas times I might have wherever I live, and avoid repeating a less than joyous time. I miss not having anyone to open presents with on Christmas morning. But Jesus is the one constant. I hope you will have good Christmas Eve and Christmas Day traditions.