Day 8 of “The 12 Days of a Sanctuary Functional Christmas”
“Memory is a Marvelous Gift”
“On the 8th Day of “The 12 Days of a Sanctuary Functional Christmas,” I want to highlight memory. We hold traditions and affections in our memory. Our memories often help shape who we are in the present. We encourage you to consciously use your memory in at least eight different ways to relive, renew, or create memories. This may include watching family video clips, renewing family traditions, or starting new ones. We also encourage you to spend time remembering God’s faithfulness to you over the last year. Throughout the Bible, God calls His people to remember- remember His promises, remember the Covenant, remember His faithfulness. Memory is a precious gift. May the memories and traditions of not only the holiday season but also from the year past, enliven your celebrations and deepen your relationships.
We can return to the article cited in our 2nd day of Christmas which looked at “What makes for a Merry Christmas?” Hint: It was not the gifts themselves. The old quantity AND quality time cliché comes to mind when making for a Merry Christmas. Take the time to let your memory serve up a quality Holiday season. If you have a memory you wish to share, please do so.
Journal of Happiness Studies. December 2002, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 313–329. What Makes for a Merry Christmas? https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023%2FA%3A1021516410457 Kennon M. Sheldon Tim Kasser