I was sad that we could not stay longer and see the snow fall and the air explode from our lungs on a frosty day.
Christmas ~ truly some kind of wonderful
I love the quote from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens where Ebenezer Scrooge says, “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
I am one of those people who wish everyone a “Merry Christmas”. It is my experience that no one minds my words of cheer written in every card to close friends, colleagues, and clients and posted unapologetically as my facebook banner. These few wonderful December days are the Christmas Season and a time when everyone gets a few days off to celebrate Happy Holidays! It is our North American tradition to haul in a tree from out of doors and decorate it (isn’t that a funny thing to do?), buy presents for the people we love, hang stockings by the fireplace with care, play Christmas music till we’re sick of it, eat way too much good food like Turkey and sweets, we give EVERYONE (yes those who celebrate and those who don’t!) time off work, we attend Christmas concerts, and parties and some of us go to church.
It is not nothing….it swells with importance, excitement, and awe!….Christmas is a day most of us hold dear and near whether we believe or not. I’m not alone in holding this day in my heart as a day of faith as well. I am not offended if someone wishes me “season’s greetings” or “happy holidays” because it all means the same thing to me.
Treasure every special moment spent together with loved ones in celebration of some kind of wonderful. Honor it in your heart and keep it all the year too. Merry Christmas to you!