As we turn the page of this year’s calendar to December, it seems like it was just yesterday we were singing carols, unwrapping gifts and toasting to 2017. Now—as unbelievable as it may seem—it’s time to do it all over again.
The holiday season and the end of the year always bring about a flurry of activity–holiday shopping to conquer; parties, plays and concerts to attend; the perfect meal to host; tree lightings and special services to enjoy. For many of us, there is no shortage of places to be and “to-dos” on our list.
I invite you to take a few moments to reflect on the year and the season at hand. What makes the season special for your family? Make time to honor those personal traditions—decorating gingerbread houses, listening to old-fashioned or funky new Christmas carols, visiting friends and family, enjoying eggnog and other special treats that may only surface in December. It’s never too late to start a new tradition as well.
In the midst of this busy season, we encourage you to pause and reflect upon all the moments that have made 2017 what it is.
When you recall everything this year has brought, remember those who haven’t had the benefit of people, memories and moments to make 2017 a year to remember. Those who are in need of a family to spend the holidays with, those who can’t afford to buy gifts and prep the perfect dinner, and those who may not even have a home to go back to.
Just as much as December is a time of reflection and closure, it is also a time of giving to those who haven’t been as fortunate. Look for ways to serve our Denton County neighbors and beyond so that you may share the warmth of the season with even more hearts.
Merry Christmas, happy holidays and Happy New Year from Cross Timbers Lifestyle!