I am normally a total lover of Christmas but this year I lost my Christmas mojo!!
It may have been the excitement of my son's wedding or some annual medical tests I have to have but, whatever it was, I just wasn't feeling the love. December 1st came and went and my Christmas decorations were still packed away in their boxes in the garage. Even my Christmas shopping wasn't happening and anyone who knows me knows how I love to shop for Christmas presents.
Then suddenly, the wedding was over, the tests were all clear and my mojo came back!
The Christmas tree went up!
And a few days later, the rest of the decorations started to follow.
Finally, it's beginning to look like Christmas in my world. The shopping list is being filled and I'm singing along to the Christmas songs at work (I have to say my team members may not say this is a good thing!!).
I'm writing this today thinking about the awful events in Sydney yesterday, but I hope that in this season of peace and goodwill, we will all be able to see past the labels and the religious garb and realise that one lone, angry individual does not make an entire belief system wrong. At the end of the day, we are all human beings and I sincerely hope that we can reach out to all fellow human beings and be kind to others, that's all, just be kind to others, no matter who they are.
How are you all going to celebrate this season? With family and friends and loved ones or on an exotic escape? Do you have any traditions you follow every year?
Whatever you are doing, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2015.