Here it is, early in the new year. Exciting. I believe that 2012 will be a great year for all of us. We all just need to have a positive attitude and go after our dreams. One of my dreams is to spend Christmas with my brother and his family. This year I spent with my husband, son and mother. I am grateful for that. My brother was missing and I felt it. Christmas 2012 I want us all together. We can make it happen.
I am also going to start my Christmas shopping and making for Christmas 2012 now. I want to keep the Christmas spirit all year-long. Christmas wears you out a little. So much to do: cooking, baking, cleaning, planning, preparing, decorating, wrapping, shopping, parties, cards, celebrating. It’s a lot of fun. When people say keep the Christmas spirit alive all year-long I think they generally mean the spirit of love, kindness and Jesus alive in your heart. I can’t argue with that. But I am also going to keep the Christmas spirit alive in a more literal sense. I am literally going to be thinking about Christmas all year. I think it really is my favorite holiday. And I am a holiday person. I love them all right down to St. Patrick’s Day. Christmas is so special to me. I love trying to make it a great holiday for everyone around me, including me. I know that preparation is the most important part of any project. Abraham Lincoln said, ” Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” So if I prepare all year-long – imagine the results! It will be my Christmas hobby.
I can’t believe I want a Christmas hobby when just 2 days ago our basement looked like the Christmas cyclone hit it!
- STILL in the Christmas spirit… (thenewlywedwife.wordpress.com)