I must confess. I’m a tree hugger—I love Christmas trees and anything that even resembles a Christmas tree! There’s something about Christmas that makes my heart skip a beat, or actually, many beats. I love Christmas so much that I actually start my countdown for Christmas the day after Christmas! So, needless to say, the fact that Christmas passes so quickly used to be very sad to me. Then, I realized that I can continue to celebrate Christmas as long as I want to. So, years ago, I decided to celebrate Christmas through January. No matter how much planning I do, I never seem to have enough of those sit-by-the-fire-and-stare-at-my-Christmas-tree moments. So, for those of you who don’t want to put your tree and all your decorations away, I’m with you. I support you. We can be friends. We are social creatures who create these traditions. Let’s embrace what gives us joy, even if it’s something seemingly trivial like a Christmas tree. How can you keep the spirit of Christmas alive? And, if you’re anything like my husband, how can you tolerate those of us who want to keep the magic alive? On a more serious note, simple pleasures are life-giving. How can you sprinkle your days with delight?
One committed to processing truth, finding light in the darkness, savoring the simple, and living fully.