I love christmas! I love the holidays. I think what I love the most is that fact that growing up my mom would always decorate everything. It is not any of the presents that santa brought that I remember but the holiday decor, love, and food my mom made. She really made the holidays special with her angel hair mantel peice. I always remember looking forward to putting up all the decorations. The trip to go get the christmas tree was always an aventure, mom and dad could never seem to agree on a tree. One year I remember my dad got this dinky tree which we ended up having to place up on tires to make it taller.....at the time no one was laughing but now I laugh. Every year my family would have an open house on Christmas eve and all the family and neighbors would come by. I miss those days. When I think about christmas I think of all the family times together and christmas eve pj's! My brother sister and I would have so much fun with the annual fashion show. Sometimes I wish I could go back to those days. My mom would always make her shortbread, moon cookies and a wack of other baked goods. The classic Eggnog!! she makes the best damn eggnog. Two glasses and your done! Homemade and full of booze. The holidays for me are really about the memories, the giving of love and the family times.
I have not asked for anything this year....what I asked for is peace in my life, health in my family's life, a and a great year of success with my personal health. I wish all my dearest friends alot of luck and love. This year has been filled with alot of change in my life and I only wish that for the new year I am able to continue getting super healthy and stronger. Christmas is a time to reflect on the past year and get ready for the new one. I plan on making a tremendous amount of memories over the next month and embracing Christmas in my home. Yesterday we bought a tree....NOBLE FIR...ohh lalalala it is a beautiful tree. It is funny because when Roger and I buy a tree we always seem to pick one that have some imperfections. Nothing is ever perfect and we all have our imperfections but it is how we represent ourselves or in the trees case decorate it...that always will bring out our true beauty. I will find ornaments to fill all the little holes in the tree.
This year when you are sitting at home or with your family just stop for a minute look around at all the laughter, happiness and love around you. Often we never stop and just take it in.....I think that is why I take some many pictures. I can look back and remember certain moments. I have this relaxation book and one of the methods they use is to stare at a photo for a minute, then close your eyes and meditate. What happens when you look at a photo for one minute is it gets some what burnt into your system if that makes any sense.....once you close your eyes after you can still see the picture. I want you to take a minute to look at all the happiness around you and burn it into your memory. The all you have to do is close your eyes and think about the image and it should appear......love will appear.