Sunday, December 12, 2010
THE MANY MOODS OF CHRISTMAS!!!
Hm, this year I'm a little of each one. This year I am mourning in a way, that because all my siblings are all grown up now, each Christmas it seems someone is "missing". I am not too excited this year, because I am usually the one in my family who comes with HEAPS of gifts for everyone...this year I have to be more conscientious about spending (yes even I am affected, lol.) I feel just a tad lonely...I have no reason to be, really, but it's like the second year now that I haven't put up a tree in my home. My friends have simply been too busy to help me...BUT. I am still a kid inside. I still LOVE Christmas!! Christmas is supposed to be about celebrating and remembering the birth of Jesus. It's supposed to be about quality family time; about gathering around to talk and eat, and talk and eat some more. Personally I enjoy the "corniness" of the holiday. Yeah, that's right. I BLAST Christmas carols! I still see Christmas with a wonderment that has never left me. It is still a magical time for me,where miracles are possible, blah, blah, blah. I love sending Christmas cards, love wrapping gifts with bows and tags; choosing the PERFECT gift for a person and watching their eyes inflate when they open the gift. It just brings me complete satisfaction. Yes, I know Christmas is so commericialized now that it is shoved down our throats.
My favorite things: When people walk into the home with their cheeks rosy and they try to shake off the cold from their bones, watching children tear the wrappings to shreds just to find the gift inside, hearing O Holy Night, watching Charlie Brown Christmas and sitting with my family, knowing we are all alive, safe and healthy. And if we're lucky enough - hearing the snow fall silently at night. Cool. Quiet. Peaceful.
I have just one wish for Christmas. I really do. The thing is this: my wish doesn't cost a dime; it doesn't need to be wrapped in a bow...and it is something that SO many people take for granted. After all, the best presents in life cannot be bought. I don't want to spoil it for myself...but, on Christmas, like a dork, I will look at the tree all lit up, and I will pray and still hope for it. And if and when I receive it, I will reveal it.
So no matter how you look at Christmas, it will come...and it will go...and I hope that you make the best of it. If you have no money, remember you are alive - and for sure someone has it much worse. If you lost someone, honor their memory by celebrating what their life stood for (and wouldn't they want you to celebrate?). If you feel it's jsut a ploy to get people to spend, don't buy a thing & just use the day to be with loved ones. If you are lonely, pick up the phone and get yourself over to someone's house. Don't choose to wallow in your own sadness. So, please....Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas!!!