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Traditions We Repeat Year After Year

I am enamored with the holiday season of imagination. You know, the one where families and friends gather around a beautiful table filled with an abundance of seasonal treats, and children are on their best behavior. It's a world where parents never age, and our children remain young. Holiday shopping is frenetic and the prices haven't changed since the 1990s (yes, I do have an active imagination). The fireplace roars, and you enjoy your favorite mug of hot cocoa topped with marshmallows that stick to your upper lip and have zero calories. It's a holiday past that is a manufactured template for traditions, which doesn't reflect reality. But we can dream that Santa will come for a visit or the turkey in the oven will come out perfect. Sometimes, it can be exhausting to conform to the expectations of the season.

I believe we all reflect in our own way, creating our version of a meaningful season and gatherings, reminiscing about the cheer from simpler times. We gather memories of our loved ones being together.

I can almost smell Grandpa's pipe right now, envision his white whiskers, short spikey crewcut hair, and Grandma's laughter and warm hugs.

What makes the holidays special are the rituals we establish, the ones that only our family circle knows about. It could be individual traditions we perform every year during the holidays. These traditions might be unique to us, maybe even dull, and only done once a year in our eccentric holiday role-playing. These traditions are things we don't do in our everyday lives, like wearing a quirky, ugly holiday sweater that has the lingering scent of your closet. Perhaps it's screaming at the television, watching football, or the parade. It could be taking lengthy walks with the entire family on the beach at twilight, volunteering our time, or visiting the children's hospital to hand out stuffed teddy bears. Or it might be the steadfast seasonal tradition of cleaning the garden for next year's crop or organizing the spice rack. Traditions are endless.

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Happy New Year! Your numbers are about to be called once again. What will you do with that free space in 2024?

It's a challenging question to answer. I mean, it's free, isn't it? The free space in the center of each BINGO card is considered 'wild' and can be used in combination with other marked spaces to create different winning patterns. Everyone takes advantage of the free space in hopes of winning.

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