Good Morning and Meeerry Christmas!
As I sit here at 3:38 AM, I am reflecting on the past week.
My little one turned five on the 20th. Yep, it was like a light switch flipped and here comes the first head butting stage in life.
With a bit more realization (when they are tiny holidays are easy), comes the pure excitement and joy of hope, desire, belief, and love. Over the past three nights as she has been counting down Santa's arrival, she has basically refused to go to sleep until she passed out. This has made for some LONG nights especially when I'm getting home from work at 12:30 AM.
I had a couple of "quiet" years after the older children grew up and Christmas settled down a bit. Honestly, I had forgotten how much excitement there can be around the holiday. Last night, as I layed with her in an attempt to get her to sleep, I remembered how excited I used to be at Christmas.
Every year I tend to reflect on the happenings of the year, count my blessings, and focus on what I want the next year to bring.
I hope that you find excitement, joy, peace, love, and happiness as you spend the day relaxing, writing, visiting, messenging, eating, planning, reflecting, or whatever you decide to do. Take time today for YOU. Take time to love on YOU. Take time to be proud of YOU and YOUR accomplishments.
I wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas. May your cup runneth over!
Here's to your Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy,