i am typically – not affectionately – called grinch this time of year. i just get caught in this holiday pit of darkness and it doesn’t suit me well. and yet it happens. every. freakin’. year. i start to fall into it on black friday when i am horrified of the stories and viral you tube videos of people beating each other up over materialistic crap. and then it continues downhill from there until the season is over. most of the time, i just ride it out. this year, i am attempting to ignore the aspects of the season that drive me crazy. and instead holding close all the little things that are making this time of year so special to me. creating my own holiday magic.
new snowfall : : reconnecting with old friends : : the list of the twenty most popular ted talks : : winter solstice : : finally realizing why i need yoga in my life : : my godson : : pretty icicles : : dark chocolate peppermint bark : : time with friends and family : : my daughter creating new friendships : : good books : : photography : : brightly lit trees : : the potential of new beginnings : : skype & facetime : : the unconditional support from people that love me.
“there is no ideal christmas; only the one christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions. ” ~ bill mckibben