I have mixed emotions about the holidays. It’s all about expectations. I try to keep mine in check.
The Good: My workplace is closed for a week. Although I love my job, there is no need for the alarm clock. Not having to drag myself out of bed in a pitch-black house at 6:00 a.m. is a huge plus.
I love Christmas music. We saw a wonderful production of Handel’s Messiah earlier this month. Now we listen to carols non-stop.
Although our family is elsewhere (We had everyone for Thanksgiving.) good friends include us in their celebrations.
The Bad: Our family is elsewhere.
It’s a good time to think about others. So many people have so little compared to us. We open our checkbooks and give to our favorite charities. We buy gifts that benefit good causes.
And we count our blessings.