What do you like to do when you're not having the greatest of days?  I found this by accident.  I was sitting on my couch and just started looking at the Christmas tree.

It's amazing actually.  I started to look at all the things on the tree. The different ornaments: Washington Redskin, Syracuse Orange and Bobby Labonte ornaments. The things that amazed me the most though,  the ornaments made by the kids.  The imagination that they have when making something.  Remembering how proud they were when they showed it to me.

Something I highly recommend is having ornaments of the kids with their picture on it.  I also suggest that you put the year on it as well.  It's amazing to see how much they grow from one year to the next. It's like a time capsule.  It brings back such memories.  The next thing I know, I'm smiling from ear to ear.  Thinking of all the great things with the kids. The ornament with Tara holding her little stuffed dog "Spot" and wearing a Santa hat is especially touching to me.  Suddenly my day isn't all that bad.  If you really want to add a surreal moment to it all, play Christmas music while doing it.  In fact look at the tree, no matter what kind of day your having.  I promise, it gets better.