OUR VIEW: Boxing Day is a time to take stock

We say: Today is a day to bask in the afterglow of Christmas

Well, Happy Boxing Day! Today is the day when we rest up from all the eating, opening and celebrating with family and friends.

For some it also means an opportunity to get in on some post-Christmas shopping deals. Some of you got up very early to take advantage of Boxing Day sales.

Whatever the tradition in your house, Boxing Day is truly the day to enjoy your Christmas holidays. This is the day you can put your feet up and really relax.

Christmas Day is wonderful, no doubt about it, but it’s time to kick back and recoup your energy after the hustle and bustle of the past few weeks buying gifts and special foods and getting ready for relatives visiting and reaching out to your special friends and colleagues.

And there’s all that leftover turkey to get to.

For the kids, Boxing Day is the day to get down to putting together those toys, models and crafts and playing those board games, CDs and videos you got. Of course, all of those gifts also serve as a medium through which you share good times with your siblings, parents and grandparents. Because that is probably the biggest gift you can receive over the holidays: time spent enjoying the company of your family, friends and community. Boxing Day serves as special day to really reflect on what you experienced in the build up to Christmas Day and the big day itself. For the deeply spiritual, it’s an important time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. For those whom spirituality is less formalized, it is still a time for sharing powerful feelings of charity, gratitude and community.

Boxing Day is very much an afterglow type of day and is an important part of the holiday celebrations.

Happy Boxing Day.