Monday, November 22, 2010

Yes, I'm alive

I've been feeling like quite a scrooge this month. I never really like to focus on Christmas before Thanksgiving but this year I've been getting irritated thinking about it. So I decided to analyze myself a bit. Here are my reasons I came up with:

1. Time is going too fast. I feel like it should be November 5th. I only have 11 weeks until my due date, so that's a little freaky. I want time to stand still for a bit.
2. I haven't started my Christmas shopping. Yikes
3. The main reason is because I don't like to overlook Thanksgiving. I heard recently that Thanksgiving is strategically placed right before Christmas for a reason. I really don't like feeling greedy and about everything that I want and that I want to buy for others. I think it is so important to focus on what we are grateful for. Last night for family night we talked about gratitude and made lists of things we're grateful for. I realized that the first half of my list was nothing tangible that you can buy. It made me realize that I can enjoy this holiday season while I focus on my family and the other things that are important to me. So instead of panicking that I haven't done any shopping and don't have the money to go shopping, I know that everything will be okay and that we can have a great holiday season.

I do love the holiday season and I'm determined to get in the spirit. I may finally tune my radio to Christmas music today and I started reading a Christmas book. Last night we even watched the new Disney's A Christmas Carol, it was ridiculous, but the important thing is that I focus on the positives of the season and those I love. I hope you all are getting in the spirit of Christmas and enjoy time with loved ones!


Jen said...

Me too!!!! To all of it.

I even just started the music today. We are the same brain.

Ashley said...

This is what I have been trying to tell you guys!! That's why I celebrate so early, it's wonderful!

Darcysmad said...

It can be overwhelming when you think of all the things that the holidays bring. It's so much work to make sure the traditions get done, to make sure the decorations are up, the presents are bought and wrapped,etc.etc. I think it's because we're the moms and EVERYTHING has to be taken care of by us. Just focus on one thing at a time and we'll all get through this. I think I'm really going to try hard this year to slow down and savor the traditions. :)