Well Christmas is here once again, which seems so quick as usual. We are hurrying to make everything special for all that we love. We try to make all special so it we be the best they remember.

REMEMBER is such an important word in that statement. We still have the memories of the past celebrations. Memories can be all that we have of those we have lost. Those memories are a gift from them that can never be taken away from us.

It is important that we share those memories of that loved one with others that loved them too and others in our lives that never had the pleasure of meeting them. They will always be a part of who we are, where we have come from, and where we will go. They will forever be in our hearts. Thinking of our lost ones, especially when they were such a huge part of our celebrations, can be very difficult, to say the least. But there are others we still have to be strong for, and create new memories for them.

Traditions sometimes have to change , as life always does. We can still attach their memory to it, as their special recipe or some decoration they always had. One way to celebrate and keep their memories strong is to bring out all the family pictures from years past. Even the young ones like to see who their great grandparents were, and their parents and grandparents,aunts and uncles when they were little. We can sit around and talk about all the past things that bring belly giggling laughter that makes our stomachs hurt. They are truly the best.

I hope you find greatness in the memories that you share,and I hope you find new ways to create more.

Life is just too short, and goes away fast. There is a rewind and a replay in our memories, so enjoy every moment as it comes, for one day it will be a memory too. So in this celebration, in thinking of what you want, remember it is not about collecting all those things, it is about collecting the moments. Get started and be creative,turn some of your best moments into wonderful memories for you and yours. Or better yet, create a great memory for someone you don’t even know....pay some good forward......throw some good deeds and kindness around at Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and yours.