There's so much that I like about the day after Christmas, as strange as that sounds. From the moment I woke up this morning, it's like I've been in reflection mode. I've played back moments from yesterday as I cleaned and picked up around the house.
As I gain years of experience, I'm so much more appreciative of spending time with loved ones and staying in the moment. I think the comment that struck me the most yesterday was from my mother-in-law's companion, Lyle.
Lyle and my husband Jack were talking about the fact that Jack usually mashes the potatoes for the Christmas meal, but Lyle has done it the last two Christmases. When Jack joked with him about having that job now, Lyle said something to the effect that it could be his last Christmas. You just never know.
And that's the truth. We never know and that resonates with me. It's not only important to enjoy the moment as it happens but to also be able to fondly reflect on those moments. We can keep them alive as memory fades by writing in a journal. If you've never considered keeping a journal, now is the perfect opportunity to get started.
Lesson learned: A great way to reflect on moments is to write about them in a journal.
If you've ever kept a journal or are currently writing in one, what is one piece of advice you would give to someone who is just getting started?
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.