Great morning, it's Christmas Eve! The holidays came around fast. I keep a journal and I flipped through it last night to December 2021. I wrote, "Wow, I can't believe it's the holidays again. So much time has gone by and yet it feels like none at all. I wonder what I'll be doing this time next year." And here we are. I'm pretty much doing the same thing. My world is mine, with all its little routines, habits, schedules and my blog, thank you for reading and thank you for your support in sharing the posts you've liked. I always thought routines would be the death of me, but it turns out they're keeping my life on track. I try not to get to get too stuck in them, but for work, exercise, healthy eating, mental wellness etc., they're working out great. Outside of those things, I try to mix it up with travel and experiences or life would get really boring. Sky diving anyone? I'm itching to go again.
Tis the Season for holidays! What do you have planned? Are you spending time with family and / or friends? I say "holidays" versus Christmas in particular, because I'm aware there are probably people reading who don't celebrate it. You have the die hards, who are having a small movement saying: "keep Christ in Christmas." When I was super Catholic, I always wrote "Xmas," I wasn't trying to take Christ out, it was just shorter to type, people need to chill. The irony of it is that Christmas was derived from the pre-Christian Pagan holiday of Yule. Modern pagans celebrate Yule on the Winter Solstice with a meal, gifts and lights. Envision the tip of our earth hitting a universe wall away from the sun and its orbit at its farthest point and then magically it begins to tilt back and get closer to our life source. Or, the days will be longer and no more 4:30 p.m. sunsets, heads up sunset chasers.
What about you? What holiday are you celebrating and what do you have planned? As Christmas is blasted in everyone's face around the world, all should feel free to grab a tree, decorate it and jump in on the fun! There's nothing wrong with that. For anyone who thinks there is, why do you care? Instead of being concerned Christ is being taken out of the word Christmas, how about acting as Christ would? Would he want to stop people from putting up a tree or would he want everyone to enjoy themselves? I going to bet on the latter.