Years ago when my children were young I would buy lots of large pumpkins, gourds, and scarecrows for our front porch at Halloween.
Since all our children are adults now, I don’t decorate our front porch at all. So last year my daughter Brittany was shocked that there was nothing on our front porch. And Brittany said in a pleading way, “Mom, where are the pumpkins?” So I just told her, they were too expensive and didn’t have any children at home to appreciate them .. .
So she went out and brought back a tiny baby pumpkin and left it on our front steps. I opened the door later, and I’m laughing … all those Halloween memories came back, and really made me happy.
It’s those kinds of connections that allow me to have a vision of gratitude and bring back traditions and family memories.
What family tradition makes you happy?