The season is here and I am truly enjoying everything about this Christmas Holiday this year. Changing the way that I have looked at the holiday's has really changed my experience. Walking through the brisk air, wearing a fuzzy scarf, listening to the church bells and driving through the neighborhoods to look at the sparkly lights are high on my list of what makes this time of year, feel festive.
Bringing to life, the outlook of all is incredibly well at all moments, is life changing. Every single moment of this holiday I have breathed in and appreciated. The first time I have had the blessing of a real tree in my living room was just last week. Oh how I love it so! It was perfect at the tree lot and bringing it home was so exciting! Carrying it to the porch while no one at home knew I was bringing it was even more fun and the special moment of putting it in a tree stand while it unfolded in all of it's beauty was ....wow! Joyous!
Every single thing that has led up to this moment has been beautiful. I could run out of words to express the joy I am feeling.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and may you enjoy this time and make it your own experience.
Keeping it real...some thing that I have been trying to do lately is that. Trying to find a way to still be myself when nothing is about me anymore. Struggles are so great for everyone and I am sure you have a long list as well. Not everyone is going to have the same challenges in life and sometimes the things that bother us the most are things that do not show up in our photo's. Invisible to others but they continue to eat at our souls until we have resolved them. So this is me , on a day that was nice. It is easy to post a photo after we have done our hair and picked out the perfect clothes, but on this day I did none of the above. I don't live near the ocean. I live on a small street in a small town in Missouri. In a small house. So my outlook is starting to change. Keeping it real. Wearing my sweatpants when I want. Brushing my hair less, maybe even cleaning less. Keeping it all together on the inside is much easier for me when I am not trying to keep it all together on the outside. I love gardening and am going to make this the best season ever, all while making a mess, lol. I read once, that one of your goals should be that when you have people over to your house, they should leave feeling better about themselves, not feeling better about you. And that totally meant why do I spend 4 hours cleaning when I know someone is coming by for 5 minutes? I must be crazy. So here I go, off to work and all the while ...keeping it so real people will be wondering all day what the heck is wrong with me :) and if your feeling the same way.... take the challenge and start just being you :)