I had an amazing Christmas! I hope all of you did as well!! I always get so sad the day after Christmas when no more Christmas songs are played on our "Christmas station". As annoying as some can be, I still like turning on my radio to hear songs like "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" and "Oh Holy Night". It just makes me happy.
I love Christmas. It's definitely my most favorite Holiday and I can't understand people who dislike it. The other day a man came in the office and I wished him a "Merry Christmas" as I did to everyone during the latter part of this month.
He responded with a gruff "I'm so ready for this Christmas cr*p to be over!"
I stared at him smiling and said "Well, it's what you make it and I hope that you really have a Merry Christmas!
He shot a smile back and said "Well, thank you very much" in a much kinder voice.
I think most people just see Christmas as a busy time of year making the shopping and traffic impossible and they miss out on what it's really all about. Some just choose to be Scrooges for no good reason (ugh I can't stand that!) and some simply don't have loved ones or close friends to spend it with thus causing them to feel alone.
This Christmas I was so thankful for all that I got as it was so much more than I even wanted or could have asked for. I was completely surprised at the amount of gifts my parents purchased for me and I loved every solitary thing. I am so blessed. However, I'm even more thankful for all that I have and not materialistic things but the huge blessings in my life such as a wonderful family, amazing friends, good health, a job, steady income, and my faith which has become dwindled lately. I have no good excuse as to why but I must remain honest with myself. My New Years resolution will be long this year but I must keep renewing and restoring my faith and relationship with God at the top. It is so important to me. I do not like what I have become lately, I'm not me. I'm withholding so much. So, here's to some needed change in my life.
We spent the day yesterday opening gifts, cooking and eating a huge and delicious breakfast, cooking a delicious lunch entailing turkey, honey baked ham, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, sweet potato soufle, broccoli and cheese caserole, green bean casserole, pepperoni rolls and dinner rolls. Needless to say it was a feast! We ate lunch with my Uncle, Aunt and little cousins and then we went to the movies. Going to the movies on Christmas day has kind of become a tradition for us. It's crazy how packed it is! We went and saw "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". Very interesting movie. It was weird but I enjoyed it. It's very lengthy (3 hours) but it really gives you a neat perspective on the cycle of life, time and those you cherish. I actually got a lot out of it, surprisingly. I definitely recommend if you like weird movies and can sit still for that long :)
How was your Christmas? I hope you all had an incredible day! :)