Are you intentionally building happy memories today?

“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.”

Bob Hope

While this quote is specifically about Christmas, it could easily apply to any major holiday, regardless of season or Religion. The question is, what are those simple things that matter, those things that give the greatest glow of happiness?  

As I reflect on this question today, the things that come to mind have nothing to do with the things that I have received from others. It is all about the time we have spent together or the experiences we have shared.  

Are you spending your Christmas holiday this year in a manner that will become one of the “greatest glow of happiness moments when recalled in the future?” If not, it isn’t to late to change your mindset…

An incredible gift…

“Its Christmas Eve! Its the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be.”

Bill Murray

Christmas Eve is one of my favorite days of the year. I said that to my kids last night and they thought I was crazy for not picking Christmas Day. The reason for my choice is simple, Christmas Eve is filled with the joy and anticipation of Christmas Day with a strong focus on the real reason that I celebrate Christmas. It is good reminder to me that the journey is more important than the goal. Sometimes we are so focused on getting somewhere that we forget to live. We spend our time wishing our lives away, living for some future moment or time. Then when that time arrives it disappears in the blink of an eye.

Revel in today. Enjoy every precious second with friends and family for tomorrow will come and go so quickly. Be fully present today, that is an incredible gift to those that you love…

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