When I think of the Holidays, I get such a warm, happy feeling all over. As they’re quickly approaching, I’ve been trying to pinpoint what specifically brings out that very special feeling that makes me feel like a kid again.
What I’ve realized is its a combination of things that trigger something in my brain that just makes me happy. So here are some things, in no particular order, that make me feel giddy and excited this time of year.
The lights, the music, the smells, and the decorations bring me back to a time when Santa brought presents to my house while my siblings and I slept. And his elves watched over us to make sure we behaved. I never perceived Santa as creepy as many adults do today. He was a happy, giving person whose purpose was to make little kids happy. And the fact that reindeer flew his sleigh and he could fit in our small fireplace was all so magical.
I’m going to say it. I like getting presents. Opening something someone picked out just for me is awesome! Whether they checked off something from my Amazon list, or found something they knew I would like, it’s so much fun to open presents.
As far as gifts go though, receiving them isn’t my favorite part. I love buying gifts for people. And I LOVE watching them open the gifts from me. Especially if it’s something I picked out for them and it’s not from their list.
I am so fortunate we live close to our family(s). We get to see everyone on a fairly regular basis, but during the Holidays, we have even more excuses to get together.
We also tend to play more board games this time of year. Who doesn’t get excited about playing board games?!
Giving to Others
Everyone is in the spirit of giving. Whether it’s a single can of food to the food shelter, or adopting a family for Christmas gifts, everyone wants in on the action. Maybe if people were in this giving type of mood year round, they would feel that warm Christmas-y feeling all the time.
Along with Christmas and the Holidays come a wide array of feelings. It’s easy to get sucked in the stress and craziness of it all. But I choose instead to enjoy the season and share every little exciting moment with my kiddos.
Your turn! What do you think of when you think about the Holidays?
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But first, our featured Posts from last month:
Love Notes on My Sidewalk by Mosswood Connections
I love this idea from Mosswood Connections of leaving notes of gratitude on your front walk for those you love. What a wonderful thing to come home to!
Sometimes I’m Not Grateful by Mommy A to Z
This is a great post from Mommy A to Z reminding us that we have little ones watching our every move. We need to remember to model good behavior on a daily basis!
Gratitude with a Twist by Kate and Smalls
This post from Kate and Smalls shows us how to change the frustrating moments in life into something positive.
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