Remember that on the 25th of each month we will be revealing one of our secrets for the perfect Christmas in 2012. Today we reveal Secret #7- Memories are more magical than we think they are at the time!
Not sure why I can’t seem to remember what day it is! So we’ll close out May with our #7 secret. Memorial weekend took much of my energy and thoughts and I overlooked the 25th. Getting these secrets out is the important part, right? Not so much what day we post them.
This secret to a perfect Christmas is one that you can’t very much control, and that’s the point. Special memories come in all shapes and sizes. We all have been a part of that special gathering or happening that was supposed to create the most amazing memories for all involved. Large group, family, or just a couple could be prone to this type of expectation. Way too often these staged memory events do end up being remembered, but more for the annoyance of all the planning, organizing, etc. The true special intention gets lost in the attempts to make it so magical. Think of all the sit-coms and movies that have that over-planned magic as a key plot point. What we all need to remember is to enjoy the moment. Live in the now, even at Christmas. Plan special times together definitely but go for the regular, not the over done. Here’s a great example. You could set-up a huge evening for your family to go see Christmas Lights. You order the limo, plan the special dinner, and chart a specific course of just the right houses to drive by. Nice, but could go so wrong. The memorable light trip might be the random night you decided to go look at lights instead of just driving home from the grocery store. The simple and endearing times we share are the memories that will endure and be cherished.