Christmas Anytime

Holiday Christmas Lights on Snowy BridgeChristmas seems like the right time to have an epiphany, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that I’m having one.

It finally occurred to me that all of the things I spend time planning for over the holidays – the dinner, the decorating – are not what actually bring me joy.

Instead, it’s the small moments and surprises that happen, shopping list in hand, on the way to someplace else. It’s that moment getting lost in a neighborhood, springing suddenly onto an amazing light display, the last-minute decision to duck into a tavern for turtle soup, an unexpected homemade treat from a friend.

So when the wrapping paper and dried needles are swept off the floor, there’s no need for a letdown. Brilliantly and at will, the other Christmas moments can be recalled and extend the season, even in the dull gray days of January, February and beyond.

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One Response to “Christmas Anytime”

  1. Debra Says:

    Beautifully stated. It’s my intention to find joy and delighful pleasures daily and to bring some to others as well. We are like minded this way, Pat so let me share one of my favorite quotes with you…
    “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” I forgot which biblical quote but it is from Hebrews.I guess I could google it! Happy Holidaze!

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