Last year I got to experience a different way people spend their Christmas Day. Every year we spend December 24th with my family in Peterborough, December 25th with my husband’s family and Boxing Day is our family’s Christmas Day. But last year my husband’s family was going away and we would be alone Christmas Day. I thought it would not be a problem, it was only one day. Well I thought wrong! By 3:00pm I was starting to feel sad that I was not with family. So my husband said get dressed we are going out for dinner. Well, have you ever tried to find a place to eat on Christmas Day? I had this vision in my head of the movie the Christmas story with the family in the Chinese restaurant. We finally found a Mandarin Restaurant open but you had to have reservations. Since there were only 3 of us and it was early they let us in but said we had to eat fast. I was shocked at the number of people that were there. It was packed. There were large families all dressed in their Tacky Christmas sweaters, small families bring their elderly Mother or Father out for dinner, couples alone and groups of friends.
This experience made me realize that there are different ways that people spend Christmas and I am so blessed to spend my with my family.
PS – Thank you Mandarin for having a gathering place on Christmas Day so people don’t have to be alone.
May your Christmas and the New Year be filled with love and laughter.
Sherry Robinson and the Staff at Spa Sedona.