I was recently asked what my all-time favorite Christmas present was. Though we haven’t participated in Christmas since the kids moved on their own and we haven’t looked back, I had a hard time recalling any gifts I have ever gotten. I could remember interesting things I have given to others because I always went overboard, but I had a hard time remembering anything memorable that came my way.
I finally remembered three things in over 50 years. I remembered the tricycle I got when I was four years old. Next I remember a toy that I got when I was about 7 years old. It was called Form X-7 and that was a kit that melted wax and you could pour them into forms. Now that I think of it I wonder how that wax came out so clean without using a release lubricant on the forms. Next I remembered my sister got me the first Crosby Stills and Nash album when it first came out.
I’m sure I had received things that were memorable, but I don’t recall if they were Christmas, birthday or spontaneous gifts. I am very fond of a tool kit and a miter saw I’ve received in the past. I still use them often.
Anyway, if you are still doing all this Christmas stuff, please make an effort to remember the kindness of others even if their gifts are destined for the land fill.