I’m going to admit a little something to you today.
Are you ready?
Every year, a few days after Thanksgiving I get a little bit blue.
Bummed, I suppose you could call it.
The reason for a silly dip in this old gals mood?
I suppose you could call it a simple case of Bah-Humbug Grinch-itus. Not that I don’t love Christmas. I do! I think I just get a little bit overwhelmed with the thoughts of hanging the lights, putting up the tree, shopping, making dreams come true, shopping, buying, getting, going and going and going and going clear up to the very moment the last Hoo down in Hooville eats his roast beast.
Yikes. It can be a lot to take on. Pass the Tylenol.
But then, the Christmas lights go up. And they really are so beautiful.
The tree finds its way to the corner of my living room, my kids gaze at it with wide eyes and we cuddle and read stories next to it… and it really is beautiful.
People drop off plates of decadent treats on my doorstep, fluffy snow falls outside while my kids and I listen to Christmas music, I watch the wonderful Tabernacle Choir sing things like this and this. Beautiful. So very beautiful.
I see people caring for each other, generosity is evident all around.
And by the time the middle of December hits, this crusty old heart of mine has softened right up and I wonder why it ever gave into Grinch-itus in the first place. I’m going to try to avoid The Bah-Humbugs next year. I truly am.
Hope you all are enjoying the beauty of the season…in all its many shapes and forms. Some of my favorite Christmas Treat Recipes to follow…just for you!