Do you remember when you were young and it seemed like Christmas would never come?
Do you remember making your Christmas list and writing your letter to Santa?
Do you remember the anticipation of that special morning?
Christmas brings back all kinds of memories, but the ones we usually cherish the most are the ones of childhood. As we grow up, Christmas brings on different meanings and different memories. When we become parents, we have the opportunity to see the magic of Christmas once again through the eyes of our children.
The holidays can bring stress with all that needs to be done from buying gifts to decorating and cooking, but if you just slow down long enough to watch a child - whether it is your own or someone elses, you may just feel that magic once again.
Children do not have a difficult time believing, whether it be in the real meaning of Christmas or in Santa Claus. They embrace the spirit and live in the moment. Take just a few moments to stop, to watch and remember your own childhood - your own sense of wonder. Feel the magic and rejoice.