I don’t know if you’ve realized this, but things aren’t the same as they used to be. You can see that a lot this time of year, for I imagine most of you did at least a portion of your holiday shopping online.
I also notice that our entertainment during this time of year is quite a bit different, too. The days when watching a holiday TV special was an appointment activity because that was the only time you had a chance to see it for a year are over. And yes, it is convenient when you can see essentially anything you want whenever you want, but it also leads to being able to push things off. Then by the time the holiday is gone, you may not have watched everything you wanted. And that probably also means you didn’t sit down with your family as much as you had planned.
Is there something you used to always watch when you were younger that meant something to you? Well, share it with those who are close to you.
And it’s not just TV specials. Is there an old dish you used to eat around the holidays that you miss? Is there an old family recipe that you wish was still in circulation? Those modern conveniences mean you can even send that recipe to many people and share it with those with whom you aren’t sharing a table.
Many of the changes we are experiencing in our world have been wonderful and open many opportunities. That doesn’t mean we should lose tradition, though, so remember to share things and pass along the things that make us happy.
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