Friday, December 21, 2012
It's the little things!
Christmas was always a big deal at my house while I was growing up. It still is! My parents always made sure that we had great Christmas mornings with plenty of presents and things from Santa. Some of my favorite Christmas morning memories include new baseball bats, new guns and a 4 wheeler. All of those were very big ticket items and cost my parents a lot of money, but my favorite gifts on Christmas morning have always been and always will be found in my stocking.
It's the little things I like. Baseball cards, golf tees, small hunting gadgets, chap stick, a new pocket knife, etc, etc. My Mom always had a way of customizing your stocking so that you knew it was meant for you. A nice little personal touch to remind you that even though you now have a pile full of new gifts, the little things still matter too.
My favorite day of Christmas shopping each year is the one I spend by myself shopping for stocking stuffers for my wife and kids. I try to put a lot of thought into the small items that will fit into the limited space of a stocking. Bath oils or a new necklace for my wife. New art supplies for my daughter. A cool new gadget for my son. It does my heart good to see them enjoy the smallest gift as much as the biggest. Cool things really do come in small packages!
This Christmas, my wish for you and your family is that you will embrace the gift of the little things that this life has to offer. If you can find happiness in the little things, then everything else should fall right into place.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!