I bought this dinky little tree for my apartment so that I could decorate it with my little brother and sister (something we’d never done before).
I never expected to actually have gifts under the tree, and today there is a nice little pile for just me. With the exception of my mother I haven’t asked for anything or shared what I’d like.
I’ve opened a couple presents so far, and I must say that I am so very blessed to have such thoughtful people placed in my life, who take the time to truly know me and go out of their way to make me smile.
I have more than I need and I’m finally old enough to buy or earn what I want on my own. I genuinely wasn’t expecting much to unwrap this year because so many things have changed and plans have shifted.
God truly has orchestrated everything right for me, strategically placed all the right people I needed in the right moments.
Reflecting on this year – I can’t believe it’s over! I have learned far more than I realized I would and have a lot to take away. So many things to be grateful for.
My nephew once told his younger brother that blinking was the same as applauding. I hope you slow down a bit the next couple days and embrace the moments you have to spend your holiday break with whomever is significant to you. May you find many moments to applaud.
Merry Christmas Eve!