Saturday, December 21, 2013
Wreathed in Good Fortune
It's very uncharacteristic of me, but I've had a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit this year. Maybe it's because we didn't get a tree or do that much decorating. Maybe it's because we miss Gus a lot and are questioning whether we made the right decision pretty much every day. And maybe it's because we can't afford to get each other presents this year. I guess it's a lot of things. But I didn't want to let this holiday season pass by without making some good memories and acknowledging how grateful and fortunate we are for so many things.
So this week we took a time out from our busy schedules and just took a walk and looked at all the beautiful wreaths of fruit and greens and berries. We talked about how we'd like our home to look next year. We got coffee and smiled at all the cute dogs meeting in the street to discuss important dog things while their owners made small talk. We made plans to drive down to my parents and the town where I grew up after the holidays. And we decided to make a new tradition this year. I'm not sure what it will be yet, but I'm excited about something small and new and special.
Do you have any Christmas traditions that you're looking forward to? I'd love to know what makes the holiday special to you and yours. xo, Mary