I bought some Halloween candy two weeks ago. We ate some. Bought more candy last week. Ate a tiny bit more. Grocery shopping yesterday realized because I get so many Trick-or-Treaters I better buy more candy. Just dumped all of the bags into my big wicker pumpkin.
Mmm, do I have way too much candy?
Someone asked if I was dreading Christmas season this year. I think they were joking.
Maybe not. Last year I got the flu, was ill through much of the holiday season and the year before I fell & broke my ankle curtailing many holiday activities. Both still were very special Christmases full of blessings.
Many times over the years the holidays have been bittersweet missing lost love ones and facing life challenges. Yet the eternal spirit of Christmas always shimmers through– whether it’s a choir singing like an angel chorus, or wonder sparkling in the eyes of a child, or the joy deep within as we listen once again to the story of baby Jesus.
So I intend to celebrate the holiday season this year and will try to share a few moments with you, family & friends.