Today for some strange reason, I started to think of Christmas’s gone by, and what I thought of when I think of Christmas, what my memories are, it was amazing what came to mind, I then went a step further and recollected the smells of my childhood and what I associated with Christmas, what comes into your mind, what do you remember ? I remember sending my wish list up the chimney, the excitement of Santa holding it in his hands and my wishes coming true !! I remember a wonderful warm fresh bed on Christmas Eve, and every noise was Santa on the rooftops and Rudolf slipping on the tiles, we left a Mincemeat, a glass of sherry a carrot for Rudolf and a glass of milk on a beautiful silver tray, only to find crumbs on the napkin the following morning, I remember seeing the presents around the tree and shouting to my parents “He’s been!” (which could have been anytime after 6a.m.) they always played along and the magic of Christmas was always present, in fact so much so, nothing changed for my boys, I followed exactly the same little jobs and Christmas Eve became magical once again, Christmas is so special when children are present, to hear them wonder where,when and how Santa is going to fulfill his extremely busy job.
I remember beautiful coloured books, stocking filled with fruit, nuts and chocolate, box games, clothes and toys in general, I am very grateful for the happy times I had as a child (and of course now) I remember the smell of Christmas cooking, turkey in the oven, chestnuts, apple sauce, all the delicious aromas of a wonderful meal. Christmas has a special smell, throughout the whole house, the atmosphere is also different, warm and cosy take on a special meaning and you can nearly feel the magic in the air. It is also a time when families get together, I remember my grandparents and cousins, we all gathered one year at my father’s parents home and the next at my mothers parents home, over the years sadly these events become smaller and smaller as we start to lose are precious family members and others that are far away, but what I always think and feel is they are always there with us, all together, I feel this in my heart ❤ and believe it to be true.
Why don’t you try to remember your childhood Christmas and hopefully the wonderful memories it can bring you….
Brooke Universal Life Coach