Someday I won’t be able to go on our annual horse and carriage ride with my kids, today is NOT that day!
When I found out that this favorite Christmas activity was going to cost quadruple what it did 21 years ago when we first started it I told the kids we might have to skip it this year. They immediately responded by offering to pitch in their own money to keep this tradition alive. It’s not often (at their ages) that they offer to share what little money they have; which translates to mean that this tradition has become a priceless one for our family and one not to be missed this or any other year. After years of repeating them traditions can start to become more mechanical than meaningful, but the thought of losing this one made it more special than ever for us. According to Richard Bach, “The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” and enjoy it we did! It was one of the most delightful rides we’ve had in years and found ourselves wishing it never had to end.
Today was rich with tradition!