May your days be merry and bright

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree…

Oh wait, mine is still unfinished.

This is my favorite time of year. I can’t get enough of Christmas lights, baking, being able to see and spend time with all my family and most importantly the opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.

Somewhere between the hustle, bustle and crazy fast pace my life is moving at right now, Christmas, this year, is very quickly slipping away from me. My Christmas tree is 3/4 finished, with a box of ornaments still sitting beside it, I have not accomplished any of the baking I planned on doing, what Christmas shopping I have done is still unwrapped (Yes it’s Dec. 21 and I’m not done shopping), my Christmas cards are still in a box, and the only real reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas I’ve gotten to do was writing a story over a Live Nativity, for work.

Despite all this, I refuse to let it diminish my undying Christmas Spirit. Instead, I am thankful for cable TV, that lets allows me to watch parts of Christmas movies as I pass through my house at odd hours of the day, my Scotty dog in his Harley Davidson collar who smiles and wags his tail when I light up our (still unfinished) Christmas tree, my mom and sister who do enough Christmas baking to pick up my slack, the Salvation Army bell ringers, who remind me of the meaning of the holiday as they stand outside store fronts in all weather conditions, while still managing to smile and say “God Bless” as you drop some change into the bucket, and finally all the people who have taken the time to send Christmas cards to my Middle-of-Corn, Kansas Hacienda.

It snowed in Middle-of-Corn, Kansas yesterday, it wasn't much, but I was a happy girl

It snowed in Middle-of-Corn, Kansas yesterday, it wasn’t much, but I was a happy girl

Receiving those brightly colored envelopes with warm wishes and Christmas tidings inside makes my entire day. I love snail mail.

Some of the Christmas cards I've received decorate my unfinished tree.

Some of the Christmas cards I’ve received decorate my unfinished tree.

Even if it isn’t how you planned, find Christmas in your own way. Safe travels to you all during this holiday weekend and have a very merry, holly jolly Christmas.

May your days be merry, and bright
and may all your Christmases me white”

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