A New Christmas Tree Tradition
Happy holidays friend!
It’s early morning and I’m sitting in our quiet living room sipping coffee and eating dark chocolate Milanos, which is totally acceptible once in awhile right? 😉 I love weekend mornings when Ed is still asleep and I can read and write and think. This particular morning I have the company of our first Christmas tree we cut down yesterday and my heart is content.
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This Year Feels Different
I wrote an article last year about Why Tradition Can’t Wait. As I read it this morning I smiled. I remember exactly how I felt when I wrote it- meloncholy. But things feel different this holiday season: lighter, freer, happier. This past year I’ve changed. I’ve shifted focus. I’ve chosen to be happy and content over and over, which is sometimes easier said than done, but let’s face it I have SO much to be grateful for.
Better Than I Had Planned
It’s funny, when we’re younger we think we can plan out our whole adult lives like we have control of all things. I’ll go to this college, have this job, be married by this age, have this many kids by this age etc. Then life happens. And it’s messy and it’s beautiful and so much better than anything we could have planned for ourselves. But the trick is to be able to see it. This year I’ve started to see it, mostly I think because I’ve started to look for it.
Life is Sweet
I believe I’m right where I’m supposed to be and that amazing things are coming. Life is really sweet right now and I don’t want to miss it because I’m hung up on wanting something else or something more. Maybe Ed and I will have a bunch of kids, maybe not, but in the meantime I’m going to enjoy this cup of coffee and another Milano. And it’s really as simple as that 🙂
A New Christmas Tree Tradition
This year we started a new Christmas tradition. We went to a local tree farm and cut down our first Christmas tree. It’s a memory I’m already treasuring and a tradition I’m already looking forward to. Today we’re making ornaments for our tree that I’ll be sharing with you soon! I hope you’re busy making memories this holiday season and choosing to find joy the whole year long!
I need to take your advice. Maybe this will be my new motto for 2020. Next year we are gonna get our first real tree and I can not wait. The one pictured by you both , is that the tree you cut? If so it’s so pretty.
I love that! I’m glad it was something you could relate to and take something from! And Yes ma’am it is! I can’t wait to share it here after we get her decorated, which were working on right now! 😉
I’m almost 65 and you’re wise to realize now to take joy and be content (not to be confused with apathetic) with where you are right now! Life will always be messy and beautiful … sometimes simultaneously! It’s a choice we make each day to focus on the good. Wishing you guys a Merry Christmas!