According to Wikipedia: Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a "Christmas box", from their bosses or employers. Today, Boxing Day is the bank holiday that generally takes place on 26 December. It is observed in the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago and some other Commonwealth nations.
In our house, it's a lazy day for relaxing and reading books. The boxing part tends to involve tossing used gift wrap and packaging. However, I like the metaphor of boxing up other things to get rid of or give away. Things like clothes that don't fit, gadgets I don't use or just stuff that no longer works for me goes in a box that will go out the door and on to a new life elsewhere.
I also want to box up attitudes that don't serve me or others, ways of thinking that have not produced positive results and habits that serve no purpose. In Canada, Boxing Day has stretched into Boxing Week for retailers to maximize sales. For me, Boxing Week is the week to get rid of the old, clarify my direction and plan for the new year to come?
What about you?
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