Wow two weeks of being sick kicked my butt! I feel like I missed the holidays this year because of it.
Isn’t it interesting that there are so many expectations at Christmas?
We are supposed to be happy. We should be with family or friends. And we must exchange gifts! What feels so odd is, if those things aren’t happening, then somehow we have “missed out”.
That’s how I felt anyway.
Is it because we know the collective is celebrating? Or maybe because our friends will ask, “What did you get?” and “What did you do for Christmas?”
John and I didn’t exchange gifts for Christmas. Well, unless you count the socks I gave him. But we do give each other gifts throughout the year.
John gave me a piano keyboard a few days before Christmas so I would have something to do besides watch old movies, while recovering. That was so sweet of him.
And we spent the day together and even managed to go to the beach for a few hours of sunshine.
So maybe I didn’t really miss out on anything? And maybe it’s really Christmas anytime of the year?
I hope you had a wonderful day, whatever you did, even if you spent it alone watching old movies.
Christmas doesn’t have to be anything “prescribed”….it can be whatever you decide. How did Christmas affect you this year? Did it feel like you were supposed to follow a script? Or did it feel organic?