There is no ideal Christmas;
only the one Christmas you decide to
make as a reflection of your
values, desires, affections, traditions.
~ Bill McKibben
And so this Christmas eve, I adorn our house with a cutting from our pine tree in a vase,
and we wrap small gifts for each other, and a squeaky toy for Charlie.
And we put on John Lennon’s Legend cd
we drink wine on the balcony, and reflect on our year together.
And then ~ I make a little box, and cover it with golden stars.
It is our gratitude box ~ and we write on little pieces of paper in glittery pen everything we are grateful for this year. I fill three pieces of A4 paper.
Tomorrow we will spend together. With wine, and cheese. And with gratitude.