Holidays are very special for most of us, but they are also EXTREMELY stressful for most of us. I guess it is actually yesterday, because it is after midnight, but whatever. Today I saw lots of neat things, but I really was touched by the following 2 things. Can you name 2 things YOU were touched by on Christmas of this year? In addition to our great family Christmas, and no arguments, I saw 2 VERY special things today. Jessie gave M, my 5yo niece a plate of brownies that she (Jess) made and cut into shapes. Just 3 brownies, on a small paper plate, covered in foil. Jessie didnt' want to give M too much, but didn't have anything else to give her. M said thank you, with the BIGGEST beaming smile, and walked around to show ALL of us HER very own private brownies. But that, great as it was, was not the first Wonderful Thing. Not 3 minutes after we were each specially shown these brownies, M walked back into the room. M had been asked to put the brownies on the table so the dog wouldn't eat them. M came back with a plate full of small bits of brownies. No, she didn't eat them. She broke them up into pieces so that she could give each and every one of us a piece of a brownie. She was so thrilled to have her "own" brownies, and then she tore them into bite size pieces and handed each of us 1 or 2 bites. THAT was the first Wonderful Thing. The second Wonderful Thing was when I looked over and saw my ex-sister in law, K, sitting next to me on the couch. My bro (her ex) was sitting on the floor. Each of them had a pile of gifts. I realized that some gifts said "to Mommy" or "to Daddy" because they were from my niece. THEN I realized that the from part of some of the labels were "M and Mommy" and "M and Daddy" No, a reconciliation is not happening. But my bro and his ex were able to put things aside and help M choose gifts (and pay for them) for each other. And they were able to go ahead and put their names on the From part of the tags because that is what their daughter wanted. They EACH chose gifts that fit the other's interests, not just impersonal gifts or even gifts that the other person wouldn't be very interested in. That was the 2nd Wonderful Thing. Bro and his ex were able to put things aside and truly help their daughter give gifts to her Mommy and Daddy. What Wonderful Things did YOU see today?