What a week! Our Angel Tree events were an absolutely success! I cannot get over how amazing it is to witness these precious children receiving their gifts. Moreover, I beyond excited to grow our partnership with ARC through various volunteer opportunities. Admittedly, I was proud of the team’s efforts and how they pulled together the drive, but I think we’re all exhausted.
In the holiday season being able to help others even if it is in meager amounts is a gift. It’s funny how as we get older Christmas morphs from a holiday about receiving gifts to a holiday about giving gifts. They’re is truly more joy in giving than receiving. However, I do think its important to give ourselves gifts from time to time.
For example, the last time I received a raise, I wanted to buy a nice pair of red bottomed shoes. I think you know the shoes I’m talking about, but instead I bought a membership to the local fitness studio. First, it was significantly cheaper than the red-bottomed shoes. Secondly, there’s nothing better than little yoga or barre to get oneself re-centered. I don’t do many things for myself – I drink my DD and I go to the gym, the rest is for my boys (all four of them.) Seriously, I haven’t had pedicure since SAHOF (state hockey tournament), which happened in March.
Of course, the hockey mom life entails acceptance of the fact all of your money, and I do mean all, goes to hockey My boys, again all four, would have it no other way and truthfully nor would I. Tonight my boys headed to practice as the Piggie and I headed out for a run. As I embarked on my run, one phrase kept running through my head “I’ll remember this.” There’s no need for a backstory here only the reminder that words can cut like a knife.
Tonight’s song performed by Michael Buble is “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.”