Tuesday, December 11, 2007

13 Days until Christmas

It really hard to believe that we are less than two weeks away from Christmas. With all the time we have spent in the hospital this past month some how we missed the lead up to the Christmas season. It's hard to get in the mood to put up the tree when it's 88 degrees and you are sweating.

I don't know about you but I do not want to miss Christmas.
When it comes to Christmas the researchers tell us that people go through Christmas in one of three ways.

Four out of ten are going to go through Christmas thinking about the past. You wish for another place in time... You will always be thinking about the good old days then you evaluate and you dwell there on Christmas past.

Five out of ten of you are futurists. You’re always kind of one step ahead of Christmas. We’ve got to go to the store, we’ve got to get the wrapping paper, we have to go the mall, we have to go to that party. You’re just kind of thinking one step ahead. You’re not really in the moment. You’re thinking of the next thing that you need to do.

Then researchers tell us that only one in ten of us will actually be able to hit the pause button and leave the past and not be so concerned about the future but actually get out of those two places to come into the moment and to catch a moment. It’s not that we eliminate preparation or we eliminate memories. It’s just that this Christmas affords us some opportunities and some moments and if we’re not careful we’ll miss them.