Here’s your next personal Christmas contemplation:
Take some time alone with your thoughts (at least five or ten quiet minutes) and think back to a favorite childhood memory from the holidays.
Conjure up a clear, distinct picture in your mind of the moment.
- What made it special?
- Why was it a favorite memory that stands out to you?
- Who were you with?
- What did you do?
- Any special sights or sounds in your mental picture?
- Any smells?
- Or flavors?
- Was it quiet or boisterous?
- Crowded or solitary?
- Was it actually on Christmas, itself, or just sometime during the general holiday season?
Take a few minutes to make notes about what you learned.