29 Dec '16, 1pm

A New Tradition - a guest post by @jennieastin

A New Tradition - a guest post by @jennieastin

Every year the holiday traditions change a bit from the year before, but there are some things that stay the same. Stockings are hung, a gingerbread house is pieced together, and we count down the days until Christmas on our advent calendar. Some things should stay the same because the traditions that frame the holidays bring us a sense of comfort and set the stage for a season of warm togetherness. I’m glad I got a head start on the holidays this year. The presents were wrapped and placed under the tree before Thanksgiving. I resisted the hustle, the overspending, and large crowds of hurried people. I have missed all the busy and, as a result, afforded myself and our family extra time to pay attention to the people and real-world situations going on around us. The advance planning has left room for more. This year, I am chronically aware that people are hurting after rece...

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