Wow- been taking some time off from posting, but its THANKFUL THURSDAY, and I must tell the thankfulness that has been in my heart this week. After my Friday fitness class this past week, while turning on the lights to make the living room nice and cheery, the Christmas tree tipped over. Crashing to the floor, bulbs were broken and other ornaments scattered to the floor in disarray. The (artificial) tree was too heavy for me to pick up by myself but luckily my good friend Joanna lives a few houses away from me came to help. We had a hard time getting the Christmas tree to stay up because there was a piece that was misplaced during when the tree was being erected this season. It took us an hour to put it back up and the creative thinking of my friend to make substitute spare parts.
This is what the season is all about though; it’s not about decorations, gifts or baking, it’s about good friends and people on which to rely. I am very thankful for neighbors that are around to help you through holiday drama.
I’m also thankful for that holiday drama; the rushing around, holiday rush- the shopping, the baking. Perfecting a recipe for rumballs and making a homemade icing for sugar cookies.
Getting the house prepared to host a big celebration of the family birthdays in the month of December. Dressing for the many holiday parties, wearing cute outfits with matching cold weather accessories. The classic Christmas songs stuck in your head while cleaning or folding laundry. Even being appreciative of the long lines at the post office, and the nice old couple that makes conversation and holds the box closed so you can tape it shut. I’m thankful for the ‘Christmas spirit,’ still in existence far into the 21st century, and thankful for the Most Wonderful time of the year!