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! :)