Wednesday, December 1, 2010

You're a mean one...

Short and sweet tonight (and maybe just a little scattered)!  When I've been up since around 4:30 a.m. it's really stretching it to expect much from me come evening.  I actually had decided to skip the post and head to bed but decided I could at least sit for the few minutes it takes to capture one joyful moment.

If there's one show I look forward to during the holidays, it's Dr. Suess' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".  I love, love, love that cartoon and watching it signifies the start of the season for me.  As with any show I've seen multiple times, I know it by heart, and drive my family crazy by reciting each line along with the characters.

It was late last night when we arrived home from Noah's first game, but pumped full of excitement, I couldn't go straight to bed (even though I needed to).  When I noticed the DVR had recorded Grinch, I quickly clicked play and snuggled in for a festive treat.  It was December-eve and viewing the show, surrounded by all the twinkling lights of our trees, filled me with the Christmas spirit.  And the feelings continued this morning, on the still dark drive to Barren River, as I happily sang along to holiday tunes that rang out on every station I scanned.  I think, folks, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

So, my goal the next 24 days...is to enjoy it to the fullest.  I won't get caught up in the stress and chaos of the holidays.  I want to focus on the reason for the season this year and not all the other things that get in the way.  This Christmas, it isn't important what's under the tree but who is around it.  Or, in the words of my favorite green villain....It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes, or bags!

Simple.  Prayerful.  Family-filled.  My Christmas Wish List.

3 comments:

jill said...

the grinch is my favorite too. ive watched it every year since i can remember.

Alida said...

I love Rudolph!! Just watched it again :-)

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Heather said...

Thanks for following, Jill & Alida! I love Rudolph too but somehow my DVR missed it this year. :(

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