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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Is Your Christmas Tree up Yet?

Hello there! I am happy to announce that I have completed my masterpiece: my ten foot Christmas tree is up and fully decorated. On it are about twelve strands of lights, twinkling, the new fangled LED lights, chasers and fading lights which change from color to white lights. The ornaments are those that I've accumulated from all of my previous residences, gifts from family members, friends, office mates, previous relationships and my fiance's old house. AHHH, I'm finally done. I'm still puzzled why I can't get anyone to help me put it up.

The reason why I think no one is enthused about putting the tree up in my house is probably because they are not yet in the Christmas Spirit. But if you're a Christmas buff you, like me, you can't wait for the Christmas music to come on the local radio channels and satellite or cable radio. Once it comes on I play it continuously in my house until they cut it off.

During Christmastime I often revel in the cheer and the good mood everyone seems to be in. I especially love preparing gifts for those I love! It's a great time to pull out the old books like Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". I particularly love any old novels I can find that have short stories of the Christmas's of past.

However, it's also a time to reflect on our blessings and the true meaning of Christmas. What does it mean to you? To me its a celebration of the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I believe should all look beyond the tinsel, lights and red and green ribbons that adorn our homes. Let's give serious thought to the true meaning of Christmas.
Each year we leave the holiday with the good intentions to carry out the spirit throughout the year but how many of us truly do that? How often do we quickly forget the spirit right after the first failed attempt to lose that holiday weight gain after the new year?
These are just a few thoughts and I'm sure there will be many more that come in and out of my mind throughout the season. May you and your have a wholesome, safe and wonderful time this holiday season. And get that tree up!!

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