Sunday, January 20, 2008

Holidays

I love holidays! I know many people get aggravated by them for lots of different reasons - they are to commercialized or hectic or stressful or we may lose site of the "real" reason for the holiday. I love holidays because they give us a reason to celebrate and isn't that always good?

So what if Hallmark and florists make a fortune at Valentine's day? Do I need candy and flowers? Certainly not but is it so bad to have a day set aside to celebrate the loved ones in your life? Can I do that everyday? Sure! But why not have one more :) Another example I have heard -some families lose site of the real reason for the holidays- Easter is all about the bunny and chocolate and Christmas about Santa and presents. But even these families spend extra time with each other making memories because of the holiday - whether it is coloring eggs together or picking out a Christmas tree- the key is that they are together spending time.

So as much work as some holidays are - the joy I get back from them is worth every minute of it! I love holidays - big or small - for the simple reason that they make us sit up and notice. Because of holidays and celebrations our days do not just mix one into the other. So I say forget about the bad stuff that comes along with holidays and just enjoy the blessings that come along with them. :)

3 comments:

Marci Knecht said...

I love your positive view on this :)

1RadChick said...

I have to say I completely agree. I think I've reached a point in my life where it takes less energy and effort to focus on the good things than the bad. Maybe this is part of it. Focusing on the fun of the holidays instead of getting burdened with the complexities? This Christmas we were home, one of 3 times in 17 years, and it was all about being together. A family. It was different and I loved it. :)

Stacey said...

Awesome Jayne - love your Rave about holidays - I completely agree!!! :)