Some of you may understand what I mean by Boxing Day. It is the day following Christmas and it is also a holiday. There are many theories as to how Boxing Day came about. I believe it had to do with distributing the contents of the poor boxes in churches the day after Christmas to those who needed it. My favourite theory was the one I heard from my six year old granddaughter yesterday. She believes that Boxing Day is the day that all of the Christmas decorations are packed up and put into boxes ready to come out next year. In the past, my brothers and I have found other reasons for the name and most involved boxing gloves. 🙂
Whatever the meaning of the day, I have spent the day relaxing. I have napped when I wanted to and caught up on almost a week’s worth of blog posts from others. I have found new blogs to follow and I have travelled the world without leaving my hot, stuffy craft/computer room. I have shared joys and sorrows with you all. I have experienced Christmas miracles and Christmas traditions. I have enjoyed poetry and fiction. I have seen kindness in action and been inspired by wonderful photography. I feel that this was a day well spent. I ask myself why I have so many emails delivered to my inbox rather than use the reader all the time. I think the reason is that an email can sit in my inbox for weeks until I catch up whereas the reader moves so quickly. I don’t like missing out on what any of you have written. So if any of you have received likes and comments up to a week after your post, you know why. 🙂
As we draw to the close of a year, I find myself reflecting on achievements of the past year. One of those is the healing that has taken place in the Garden Gnome. It has been a hard year but one in which we have grown so much closer and for that I am grateful. I am beginning to look toward what it is that I wish to achieve in the coming year in order to create my vision board. My thoughts are becoming more introspective because of this as I ask myself the questions that I really want to find answers to over the coming months.
I know I want to get back to my book and re-working it. I want to reach out and help others. I need to find ways in which to do this. I want to do so many things……
So what do you hope to do in the coming year? Do you have plans for your vision board? I really would like to know.
I do know one thing that I need to sort out pretty quickly though. I still don’t have a name for my canary. Any suggestions?