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Old 12-08-2015, 03:31 PM   #41
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I decided to put more joy in the season. I went to Michael's and bought a few more decorations . I said yes to my SO's grandaughter"s Christmas show and I started watching my favorite Christmas movies . It is amazing what a little attitude adjustment can do ."
Agree!!! We have a stack of Christmas movies that we watch every year, and some new ones on Netflix. Put up the lights and decorations, buy gifts for people for fun (they don't really need anything, but who doesn't like to open up a package)

There have been times, especially when my kids were young when Christmas was just great. Later in life there were times I was down and closed off during the holidays, just hoping for them to be over soon.

Now I have come to embrace the joy and myth and merriment again and find myself much happier because of it. There is so much tradition, both secular and religious at this time of year, music, movies, Christmas plays and performances. Times to help out, be with people, family friends and neighbors.

Sometimes you just have to let yourself get into the spirit of the season. And that goes for winter, spring summer and fall. Maybe I appreciate each season more now that I realize I have less of them. Now, whatever the season, I just go for it! and enjoy!

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
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Old 12-08-2015, 03:39 PM   #42
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We don't decorate either.

We just don't celebrate holidays, or birthdays, or anniversaries. Just not important to us. And we're not religious, which is part of it I'm sure.

The whole neighborhood gears up with decorations and holiday activities. We just can't get into it.

If it were just the two of us, we would probably go off somewhere for a week. But Christmas and New Years is when we spend time with Dad and visit other family.

Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
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