Sometimes, it’s easy to get sad around the holidays. At least it is for me. It seems that there are a lot of expectations built up around how the holidays should be, how they should feel, how I should feel, how everyone around me should feel, and about how things should go. As in, life should be a snow globe and a Hallmark movie all wrapped up into one.
As we know, this is not the way life goes. At least, not that I’ve experienced so far. But the life I live, my day to day isn’t any of those expectations, it isn’t perfect by the worlds standards, but it is wonderful.
This Thanksgiving, I savored the season. I prepared in advance so “Sister Pie Day” could be just that…sisters and pie. We sang, we danced, we cooked, we colored, we ate yummy food, and watched a movie. It was a great day! Thanksgiving day came and it was a lovely day. *I did get grumpy secondary to lack of sleep so I put myself down for a nap and woke up feeling much better.
When we strive to live the days for what they are, savor the mortal experience that is ours, and when we are grateful in our circumstances, despite our circumstances…our lives are better. We experience JOY.