Can't wait for the" joyous" season to be over & done with.
too many expectations placed on this one day by society. this time of year we all expect things to be perfect because that is what we are programmed to think and if it does not live up to the television idea of a "perfect christmas" we of course get discouraged and think something is wrong with us.
well, anyhow i hope your day gets brighter
kids do grow up fast. my baby is 30. i love the holidays but i know for some it is the most stressful time of the year. christmas is not about material things it is about family-whether by blood or choice.
I like how you say someone can be family without being blood. I feel this way about many of my friends.
my mother likes to say "christmas is for kids", and i don't think she means baby goats, or even that the holiday should not be experienced by adults.
i think she means that children deserve the joy of feeling that miracles like fulfilled wishes are possible. under the right conditions, children can have this, and as they grow older they figure out santa claus and what not on their own (as far as what's "real" and what's not). i also think that they glean the true meaning of the holiday over time. if they are so fortunate as to have supportive environments.
as for me, i feel that christmas is every single day and that its potential is always just beyond any desire.
i have experienced "perfect" holidays, with family, baking, friends, music, snow, and warmth at the hearth. really and truly, it DOES exist! and i have come to know that i can take that with me and unwrap it whenever i like.
i have also experienced lonesome holidays, so i have something for comparison. neither is "good" or "bad" - i have figured out that every day, regardless of what's around me, is christmas, new years, and the 4th of july.
every day is a chance to believe.
i just wish that i could take that little itty bitty and stick it into everyone's chest, forever.
happy new year!
a davis, you always say things with such heart and meaning
thanks so much speee1dy and a happy new year to you!!! i always hope that when i say stuff my real feeling comes through. though i know sometimes people consider me corny... it's been that way since i was able to speak. but i continued to believe in a way that makes me feel good. life gives plenty of opportunity to feel badly, that's for sure! 🙂