I have a great memory of the past, but I can't remember what I am supposed to do tomorrow! Thank the Lord for my calendar! It is that electronic one that can remind you of upcoming events! I remember a lot of great Christmas mornings. I remember the excitement of getting up finding some presents underneath our Christmas tree.
We carried on the tradition with out kids, we tweaked some traditions and came up with some new ones for our kids. It was always exciting to see their excitement as they got to open gifts! One of the lessons Karen and I learned as kids, our parents saw to this, was the lesson of gratitude. Taylor, Caleb and Alli may not have always received what they might have originally wanted, but we tried to teach them gratitude.
Life does not always give us what we want, but gratitude is an attitude. It is our choice to be grateful. I pray that you keep your excitement concerning Christmas and are grateful no matter what you receive or don't receive this time of the year! We may be discouraged, we may be disappointed, but remember there are so many things to be grateful for this time of the year!