I am all for family traditions, really I am. They can bring a great deal of meaning into our lives, however …
If you are doing things for the holidays just because that is what you always do, please rethink. If it blesses your husband and family, if it has meaning for one or all of you … fine. If your traditions are dull, dreary or even hurtful, please consider trying something new.
One year for Christmas, my family and I went to the beach. We ate at one of those buffets that hotels put on, we wandered the beach, and we just enjoyed doing something new. It was great. This year we may get involved with a ministry that feeds folks. Perhaps our new tradition is to do something new each year. :)
In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. Bertrand Russell
Be generous! Lori <><