It’s always been a tradition

We are fast approaching the time of year when we begin to participate in family traditions, maybe even traditions at work but have you ever stopped to think about the importance of those traditions? Traditions are a powerful memory tying the past to this moment and the future moments to come. A lot of traditions are based on spiritual beliefs but they don’t have to be.

A tradition is something you do repeatedly, passing from one generation to the next. From one person to the next. It’s something that you can count on, look forward to, and often people can get upset when something or someone breaks the tradition. Traditions are the threads that tie our lives together, a weave that is the expression of who we are. Everyone participates in traditions. Its a unifying force in the human culture.

What makes the experience of traditions unique is that we all have our own twists on traditions. For example, for a lot of people it isn’t the start of the holiday season until Starbuck’s releases their Pumpkin Spice lattes. For some people it isn’t Thanksgiving without a turkey and a ham on the table. Or maybe it just isn’t Christmas if you don’t drive around looking at all the Christmas lights with a steaming cup of hot chocolate in your hand. The tradition itself isn’t the important thing. Its the feeling of connection that matters.

At PEC we love traditions. We love all those little things that bring people together to celebrate and love life. If you have some great traditions, we would love to know about them. Please comment with your favorite holiday traditions….who knows, maybe you inspire someone to add a new tradition to their own holiday repertoire.

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  1. Celebration of life! 🙂

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 2 months ago

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