They Decorated the Tree


Christmas TreeThe kids decorated the tree all by themselves this year. It hadn’t been my first option but my daughter reminded me that last year I told them I would choose the ornaments for the tree, and that they could put up whatever they wanted this year.

I thought to myself that, after they had a blast sticking ornaments on the tree, I would sneak out later and “fix things up.” After all, the tree needs to look good, right? But after they finished, I didn’t have the heart to change anything. In fact, it looks better than I thought it would. Maybe it’s a little fuller than it was last year, every branch ornamented in some way, and maybe two identical red baubles hang side by side.

But they did it themselves. And in my opinion, it’s better than last year. It’s better than ever.


About Bonita Jewel

Bonita Jewel is an author and blogger who writes on a variety of themes, including: Literature & poetry Writing Parenting Purpose After living in India from the age of 16 to 28, she returned to California with her husband and three children. She is pursuing a Degree at Fresno State University. Bonita teaches community education at Clovis Adult. Her courses include Blogging Basics, Power Editing, Creative Writing, and Working from Home. She also freelances as an editor, ghostwriter, and writing coach. Her greatest passions are her family, her faith, writing, and reading. Bonita Jewel has been reading since she was 2 ½. Thirty years later, she still loves the magic and mystery of the written word. She is slowly breathing life into roughly 50 novels and nearly as many nonfiction works, depending on which plot or character seizes her interest at any given time. Please connect with Bonita at:

Posted on December 19, 2013, in Attributes, Life Lessons, Perception and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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