Thursday, November 22, 2007

Holiday Happiness

I love the holidays. So many people focus on all the negatives and irritations, but those things just don't bother me. I love autumn. I love Halloween and dressing up. I love that month long anticipation of Thanksgiving. I love see the Christmas decorations up early. I love visiting with family and friends. I love having an excuse to buy gifts for people I love. I love days off of work. I love carols and Christmas movies and new recipes. I love ornaments and lights. I love a slight chill in the air. I ADORE Christmas Eve and prepping. I love the sights and smells and tastes. I love the Christmas nativity pageants and the costumes. I love making plans for the new year. I love parties and dressing up and music and singing toasting to new beginnings.

I love reasons to celebrate--whatever it may be. It gives me something to look forward to. After New Years Eve, we don't celebrate much. The next holiday is Valentines, which is usually a big letdown anyway. So I will soak up every bit of these three months so that perhaps when January gets here I will have enough "gas" to get me through until the spring.

All the above makes me happy! :)


alisonwonderland said...

i feel your enthusiasm - which helps me feel happy too!

Karianne said...

And, since I love Kelly, hopefully, like Alison, I'll love the holidays this year too! Whenever I'm feeling grinchy, I'll be sure to get a hold of my little holiday elf for some inspiration. I'm sure that all of my family will appreciate having the back up.

3 Beauties said...

Thank you God for my friend Kelly. She is fun and fabulous, smiley and neat, really great with blog set up, enthusiastic, cute, laughter, typing really fast, an astounding encourager, reassuring, really smart, an extraordinary gamer, a singer with movies, dancer with musicals, and pure of heart.

I am blessed beyond all manner with having Kelly in my life. Thank you Lord for my good friend.

Karen Beth said...

I just adore you Kelly. :) What a lovely post.

I love all things about the holidays too, starting with the onset of fall. I especially love decorations and ornaments and mulling spices and Christmas jazz... LOVE IT ALL!

And I agree that Valentine's is a HUGE letdown. Ugh...