So forget all those lists and to do’s items. This holiday season, give kindness. It’s the perfect gift.
Author Catherine Gentry
He’s not the kind of kid who’s into sports, as a player or a fan, and never has been. He’s more interested in other things, like music and computers, and goes to football games only because he’s a member of the marching band.
Actually, it bothers me a lot. I know I’m different than I was in 2008, but the changes in my life over the past ten years have been about so much more than counting my increasing wrinkles and decreasing hair.
This year, I want a calm that persists for longer than a few minutes. I’d like a time of stillness to reflect on the season without it rushing past so quickly,and the opportunity to appreciate all the gifts of this particular time of life.
Walking into the kitchen, we were shocked to find all
50 pounds of our Goldendoodle on the counter, her mouth hovering just above the turkey platter.
Empty nesters tend to leap headfirst into something new, taking on a new job or travel schedule or volunteer position as soon as their child is out the door.
My children haven’t been raised to be nice, at least not in the traditional sense. When they were little, all the toys and crayons and Play-Doh lived out in the open.