I recently watched Charles Dickens A Christmas Story. I’ve probably seen various versions of it a million times. I’m sure you have too.
Old Bob Cratchett possessed the Christmas Spirit year round. He was happy with his family and the season. Something that’s hard to do in our modern times, let alone get that spirit at the time we are supposed to.
Every year I get into the Christmas spirit at a different point. Sometimes early, sometimes late. This year I had feared I wouldn’t at all. With work, home projects, and just the stuff of life, it just didn’t seem like it was ever going to happen. The holidays had just rolled by this year.
When was I going to get that feeling, that Christmas Spirit?
I wanted that feeling of being exhausted on Christmas morning when my kids rushed downstairs to see what Santa had brought. That feeling of watching my family enjoy each other’s company without a worry in the world. That feeling I get singing Christmas carols at midnight mass.
It did hit me. It hit me all at once. I was wrapping a few packages (which I complain about constantly), and decided to listen to some Christmas music. I’m sure you are wondering about my sanity at this point regarding the music choice.
That’s when I realized I was happy and excited and looking forward to one of my favorite holidays!
With that in mind, I want to let you my reader know that I’ll be taking a little time off from work and writing for the next two weeks. I want to recharge my batteries and enjoy the Christmas Spirit that took so long to materialize.
I’d like to wish you and your family the Happiest of Holidays! A very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!