I received an email from a colleague who said he is a cynic at this time of year.
I replied that I love the Christmas season and it’s not so much about the gifts but the memories and traditions that come along with the season.
It’s listening to Christmas carols in my car and watching Christmas movies at home. It's reading Christmas stories about love and redemption.
It’s going to get our tree the first weekend of December, pulling out the ornaments and decorations I haven’t seen in a year and placing them throughout the house.
It’s making cookies with my family and making more cookies at home.
It’s finding the perfect gift for everyone I love and then wrapping those presents beside the twinkling tree.
It’s deciding what to make for Christmas Eve, Christmas morning and Christmas dinner.
It’s hanging out with those I love.
Merry Christmas. I hope you find beautiful memories, too.