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Life through the eyes of a child is awesome.

Singing Christmas Tree Memories

In December 2012 I got to sit beside my granddaughter Quinn as we experienced the Singing Christmas Tree together.  Quinn was 18 months old at the time. She was enthralled and I had fun enjoy the presentation through her eyes.

When the Tree lights exploded in colour and the orchestra launched into their first piece and the projection screens came alive with the faces of the choir, Quinn had no idea where to look first.

Back and forth from screen to platform to screen, taking it all in.

When Michelle Buchynski sang, Quinn sang along with her. Mannie Fonte led the choir and orchestra with his baton, and she followed along with her hand. When the dancing Santas came down the aisles, she was boogieing with them.

Quinn applauded the beautiful ballerina long before anyone else joined in. She had SO much fun. She sincerely appreciated what she was experiencing.

Living Life

She was living life without being self-conscious. Quinn had no idea if others thought she was acting immaturely, or childishly. She was genuinely living and enjoying the moment.

Got grandkids? Let them help you see Christmas and Christ with the eyes of a child.

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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