Ahhhh, I love this time of year! Trimming the Christmas tree, hanging lights, and the smell of pies cooking in my mothers kitchen brings back many fond memories. My mother would go through boxes of ornaments that she'd saved over the years reminiscing over all of them. Our tree resembled the one in Macy's department store window -- other than Macy's tree didn't have our trees special touch, popcorn string, paper cutouts of Santa and homemade ornaments. In my eyes it was the most beautiful Christmas tree ever.
It's not the extravagant ornaments that make the tree beautiful and memorable, its the love you add by creating special moments in time. We, as individuals, sometimes forget what is really important in our lives. We're too busy planning our lives and not living it -- so get busy and create your own special memories this holiday and enjoy.