Are you a person who always does things the same way or prefers to change things up at every chance?
If you’re lucky, you are both.
Traditions are the secret sauce behind the emotional connection we feel at this time of year. Family get-togethers, office gatherings, crazy shopping crowds?
Yes. I know we’re in a pandemic, and not everything is as it used to be – but it is in our minds.
The traditions make our lives unique and are always present, never forgotten, and form the fabric of our lives. They are very human, and they are essential.
But let’s get back to my earlier comment that “traditions make our lives special.”
The fact is, somebody has to make the tradition.
Is that you?
My wife and I were walking in the neighborhood and noticed that Janice was almost finished with her Christmas decorations. I stopped and said—
“Wow. That looks like a lot of work!”
“Yes, it is. But I love it, and it’s my tradition,” she said.
“Well, thank you for making Christmas for the rest of us.”
She didn’t know what to say, but she understood what I was meant.
Whether it’s Christmas, New Year, or any other time of the year, traditions are the same as habits and rituals. They make our lives more fulfilling. But always remember, somebody has to make the tradition so that all of our worlds are a better place.