Where did this year go and why is this crazy blogging lady talking about it now?
Well to answer your first question: We can't stop the old clock from moving forward so we may as well prepare for where it's heading.
And... As for your second question: I'm talking to you about it now because, well, that will be answered in just a short time
Toys, Toys, Toys!! Hooray Christmas is coming!! I CAN'T WAIT!
I'm going to go write my letter to Santa right now!!
Today we're going to go cut down our tree! I get to use the saw and cut it down.
THAT ONE! THAT ONE! THAT ONE! PICK THAT ONE!!
Why? <whining> Why do we have to let the tree rest? It didn't do anything to be tired!
Our youth group is going Christmas caroling tonight! It's one of my favorite things!
We're gonna sing about baby Jesus being born.
I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!
Back to the Present
It can be difficult, difficult to remember it's not about the craziness this world has made it to be.
As adults, we tend to meet Christmas with a bit of drudgery.
Gone is the anticipation, the excitement, the joy.
We simply feel the stress.
Stress to get all our shopping finished, to figure out what time we need to be at the in-laws, to figure out what we're going to bring as our carry-in dish, and to begin cringing at the thought of the bills come January. Christmas certainly can lose its charm.
Where are you Christmas? *Oh! I love that song from How the Grinch Stole Christmas*
Love in your heart and your mind...simple things
Today begins Dear Santa Letter Week and I had a great idea.
Grab a pencil, pen, heck! Grab a crayon, grab your child (ren) and write letters to Santa!
Don't think about it! Just do it!
Try to recall how you felt when you wrote your letter to Santa as a child.
The awe, the wonder. (That's right, close your eyes.... Remember)
Money didn't matter! You didn't doubt! You believed and because you believed you put EVERYTHING on that list! EVERYTHING you wanted, EVERYTHING you dreamed about and EVERYTHING you desired!
You can do this! It's a very simple way to bring joy back to Christmas.
It's a TERRIFIC way to create memories with your child (ren) and start a new tradition.
Something happens to your heart. Something happens to your mind.
Suddenly you're giddy again; anticipatory; excited!
That's right, the crazy blogging lady said, SEND THEM! SEND THOSE LETTERS TO SANTA!
325 S Santa Claus Ln
North Pole, AK 99705
Email Santa: Santa Claus
Start rediscovering the joy, excitement, and anticipation of participating in Dear Santa Letter Week!