“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
All the packages are under the tree, my father and two of my brothers are still sleeping upstairs while Leander and I enjoy Christmas cartoons and the candy filling that Santa put in Leander’s stocking. This is what Christmas is all about. Spending time with the people that you love.
People tend to forget that too easily.
I’ve seen plenty of people running around like headless chickens, getting stressed up and stressed out and feeling like Christmas is nothing other than a big hassle. This mindset is so wrong!
Christmas and how you experience it (like so much else) depends on your attitude about it!
I LOVE CHRISTMAS! This time of year is my absolute favorite. Because in most of us it brings out the best. A childlike joy and wonder! It comes with time to be with family and friends. Time to share memories and make new ones.
Last night was one of those nights where new memories were made. One of my brothers, my father and I sat up till 6 AM talking. We talked about world problems, dating, relationships, kids, travelling, writing, music, science and so much more. And while we sat there it hit me that just doing that was one of the perfect examples of Christmas for me. To sit up late with family (even though my Christmas flu really was trying to mess it all up.. I didn’t let it!) and feel relaxed and blissful. Stomach filled with good food and drinks, sitting comfortable in the dim light of my fathers kitchen and just enjoy life. Enjoy the now and of course to enjoy Christmas in all its glory!
Let us learn a little from The Grinch. Christmas isn’t about what you spend on presents or how perfectly tidy and clean your house is. It’s about being with the people that you love and it’s about finding those special ways to show them how much you care about them.
Keep that childlike joy and wonder in your hearts and cherish it, share it and enjoy it!