A couple of weeks ago, we watched the movie "How to Train Your Dragon." The kids loved it. A few days later, Jason came home after work with two shields that he had made while at work. They were wood cut in a shield shape, and he added strips of leather from an old belt for handles on the back. The kids were very impressed! They have spent hours training their dragons, or whatever else their imagination thinks up. Jason definitely got bonus Daddy of the Year points that day.
As I have watched the kids playing, I have been reminded of special gifts my mama gave to me growing up. The memories that are the best aren't from big, expensive gifts. Rather, they are from little things that she did. One memory in particular comes to mind every time I hear a Lionel Ritchie song. When I was about 14 I commented to my mama that I liked Lionel Ritchie's song "Hello." The next day when I got home from school, the single was there waiting on me. (And yes, I realize I just dated myself as old!) I liked the song before that, but now it is one of my all time favorite songs.
As Christmas approaches, and the wish lists of those we love grows, we tend to get caught up in the commercialism of the holidays. I encourage you to take time to think of the little things. What can you do just to let someone know you are thinking of them? What can you do that will create a memory?