Merry Christmas, everyone!
It’s hard to believe the big day is less than a week away. I hope you’ve been enjoying the season and that it’s shaping up to be everything you hoped it would be this year.
I know I’ve quoted my Grandma Susan numerous times here, and I may have used this one before (forgive me) but it’s been on my mind since my last post. “Expectation lessens gratitude.” On the surface that seems rather harsh – but it’s true. It’s why I’ve really enjoyed having no expectations for this season. I’ve just been enjoying it.
That brings me to a dilemma. In my last post I declared that I wouldn’t be giving or accepting any gifts. Then Monday I received an email…
It’s from the postal service, informing me that my mother has sent a package. You know what that means.
And then today, one of my YMCA participants gave me a set of these…
… cleverly decorated wine glasses! If you want to buy some, here’s Lindsay’s card:
I expressed my dismay to my class. “What should I do?!?!” I asked in between yelling at them to crank out five more reps, “I said I wasn’t accepting any gifts this year!”
A very kind, very wise woman told me to accept the gifts and appreciate the genuine spirit in which they’re given.