Category Archive: Holidays

Is there a Santa?

To Giovanni: This is the first of many mornings for the rest of your life that you will be called on to wake up and believe. To believe in that which all evidence,… Continue reading

The Power of Sitting Still

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find… Continue reading

Instead of Stuff: The Gift of Story

Along with still too many gifts under the tree, my kids woke to find an orange in their stocking on Christmas morning. It was my reminder to them that we have everything we… Continue reading

Instead of Stuff: The Gift of Time

We just got back from a two-hour hike. This was my family’s gift to me. Because the one thing I need, the only thing I need, is time. Time to relax. Time to… Continue reading

Instead of Stuff: The Gift of Experiences

My dear family really, really wants to get gifts for us. I understand. Since we’re a close family, and we live in different parts of the country, giving gifts to each other is… Continue reading

Instead of Stuff: The Gift of Family Traditions

I debated whether we should get a Christmas tree this year. For about five seconds. I don’t like the concept of cutting down a living tree. And a few years ago, I did… Continue reading