I've not celebrated this holiday but I do remember when my children were young every one made these luminaries by decorating empty plastic milk jugs and then the church would line the walkways on Christmas eve with them. So in some small way I guess we were participating in Las Posadas. They do make a beautiful sight. The custom continues too as I saw them on my way into to church last Christmas.
I hope that by carrying out our family traditions my children will hold them very dear to their hearts and pass them on to their children too. Christmas is not about how much you can buy but how much you can give of yourself. It's about making those you love and those around you feel full of joy. It's about the many memories you make and hold close. Life is a wonderful journey if you take the time to notice what joys you can gather along the way.
I'm thankful for our traditions and the great memories.
I hope your Thursday is one you can be thankful for too.