I was reading another blog this morning. She was talking about Christmas and family and what brings you joy? I started thinking about family and the littles and what they will REALLY remember about Christmas this year. I HOPE they will remember Jesus and family and fun times and excitement and all the things that go along with Christmas that we all enjoy. But you know what I REALLY want them to remember?
WHAT THEY DID FOR OTHERS.
Because it's truly in the GIVING that we receive.
Most all of our neighbors are elderly. We give them all a small gift each year. For the last couple of years it's been a holiday gift box of Lance Crackers. Just a small gift to let them know someone cares about them. Hubs always delivers the gifts. He usually puts on his Santa hat and walks through the neighborhood delivering.:) This year he took our oldest granddaughter with him. She is four and really understands giving. Poppy told her they were delivering *CHRISTMAS CHEER*...to which she said, *Poppy, this isn't Christmas Cheer, these are Lance Crackers.* :) A teachable moment here.
Last week I was visiting and out of the blue she said:
*Nonny, remember when me and Poppy delivered Christmas Cheer?*
THAT'S what I want them to remember.