I Made up My Christmas List Today

@Hate2Iron (7967)
Canada
March 13, 2016 7:36pm CST
When Christmas rolls around, my kids always ask me what I want and I can never think of anything other than chocolate! While chocolate is always good, as a pre-diabetic, I have to watch how much I consume... so I took a sheet of paper and stuck in on the fridge.Whenever I think of something... I write it down. Today I thought of two things... pretty note pads and stickers. My daughter thought that I was crazy until I told her why I wanted them. I have decided to write down things that I am grateful for on a small piece of paper, date it and then add a few stickers to fancy it up. These little pieces of paper will go into my ongoing gratitude box to be handed down to my descendants that come after me. As a genealogist, I wish that I had such a box filled with mementos of my ancestors... even if just one great grandmother. Just to handle a little piece of paper that she had written her thoughts would be amazing. I want to do just that for someone to read a few hundred years from now. Today's gratitude note, mentioned a niece that I had received an email from, hearing my husband's laughter, a high school friend named Judy who is always ready to listen when I need to talk and a cousin. I wonder what my great great great granddaughter will think as she is reading MY words??
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@silvermist (20085)
• India
14 Mar 16
@Hate2Iron This is nice that you are noting down what you want for Christmas.I like idea about the gratitude box.
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@Hate2Iron (7967)
• Canada
14 Mar 16
I'm making it as easy for my kids as possible lol...
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@silvermist (20085)
• India
14 Mar 16
@Hate2Iron Planning for far into the future.
@Hate2Iron (7967)
• Canada
15 Mar 16
It's an easy thing to do and hopefully appreciated!!
@zebra2222 (5171)
• United States
14 Mar 16
Planning ahead and being grateful are smart ideas.
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@Hate2Iron (7967)
• Canada
14 Mar 16
It definitely makes me sit back and think about what I have instead of thinking about what I want! :) I hope that my descendants wonder what kind of a woman that I was. :)
@Shavkat (65062)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
Christmas is a long way to go this year. My granny does this and have a notebook and write things up her plans for the whole year. I must say a bucket list for her to have. By the way, she is 98 and still strong.
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@Hate2Iron (7967)
• Canada
14 Mar 16
I like the way your granny thinks :) 98 and still going strong... awesome!!
@sharon6345 (135400)
• United States
14 Mar 16
This is wonderful to read.
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@Hate2Iron (7967)
• Canada
14 Mar 16
Thank you... that is nice to hear! :)
@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
14 Mar 16
I think that is a great idea. I am a genealogist too and I have my great grandmothers letters which I greatly treasure
@Hate2Iron (7967)
• Canada
14 Mar 16
Its a nice pass time isn't it!! I love it... and luck you to have those letters. Priceless!!
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