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Where Did It Go...

Friday, November 16, 2012

Lately, I have felt something was missing. Where could it possibly be? I hear of it, I just don't see it. Happy Holidays! What has happened to happy? Every one I know is overwhelmed with meeting the challenges of daily life. Adding to that all of the extras which have become
a "necessary" part of this time of year has many at the end of their rope. They would just as soon hang themselves with it than to attend one more office party, or family gathering.

As a child, I remember the holiday season as something special. It was a time of excitement and expectation. Music, laughter, and kindness was the norm. There was no being surrounded by individuals with glum looks. I am certain they existed, but somehow the Grinch who has taken
the Happy away was kept at bay.

I understand all to well the holiday blues. However, there are times when reverting to that naive child can be helpful. Selecting a few of former favorite rituals and carrying them through can be a catalyst in restoring some personal Happy to Happy Holidays!

As I ramble on, looking for my own happy, I see my friends overwhelmed, and obsessive,
my cat recovering from a bath, and my significant other with something undisclosed weighing
on him. The fact that I chose to stay home, and take care of what I need to do has not made him a happy camper. However, I need to do what I can to remain calm and at peace. For there is one thing I do know, and that is I need to find my Happy.

A Happy Holiday to all!

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    I know exactly what you are saying. The Holidays just run into one another. People are not as Thankful as they seemed to be in years past. emoticon
    2013 days ago
    We rush by so many lovely moments every day. Thanks for reminding me to enjoy life.
    2014 days ago
    I hope you find your Happy. I empathize with you. emoticon
    2014 days ago
    I know what you mean. The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are wonderful for me. But, I'm the kind who will put out the silver even if it means polishing it! I like to make the moments in life special. I plan all year and prepare early. Preparation in most things helps it be successful as in SP.

    On occasion I remind my DH of 42 years when he is grumpy that he is not acting like the man I married. I just keep trying to remain positive about the holidays and get togethers and create memories. I just gave my father an 80th birthday party. He said it was the best party he had ever been to and he lives in New Orleans! It made all the stress of preparation, time and travel from Oklahoma all worth it.

    I am currently working in Kazakhstan and will miss my favorite holidays at home . I brought with me a miniature tree and stockings for DH and me and cranberry sauce and Stove Top for Thanksgiving. Life is what you make it.

    Happy Holiday! emoticon emoticon
    2014 days ago
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