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Friday, December 19, 2014

What Has Happened To The Falalala Spirit?


Yesterday was our annual Falalala day! You might be wondering what a Falalala day is??? 

It is a day that Dougie, and I take to absorb the Christmas sights, sounds and smells. 

We are done with any pressure type shopping so we just take our time, and enjoy the sights and people.

As always we enjoyed each other, but to our surprise there was not a whole lot of Christmas spirit going on out there. 

Not the usual lights, or sounds. It made me feel a bit sad inside. I am trying very hard to hold onto my Falalala spirit, but I am finding that so many around me are just not feeling it this year.

I am not sure if it is age related, or just the condition of our world. Either way I am sad inside by it all. Even certain friends of mine are not enjoying this beautiful season like they use too.

There are more excuses of WHY they are not doing, or more complaining about what they are doing than ever before.

I struggle with the don’t want too’s just like everyone. However I will  absolutely fight  against not enjoying a Holiday that is all about the greatest gift of love that mankind has ever been given.

There are so many emotions, and memories attached to this time of year, some are better than others, but to be honest we all have to really put forth an effort to remain in the spirit of this Holiday, and to not cave to the way of the world.

It does not have to be a Hallmark movie to be wonderful. It just had to be made a little special with your very own touches.

Whether it is a small tree, or  a wreath, a beautifully wrapped present, or a gift of generosity, it can all be wonderful.

Please don’t cave into the feelings of bah humbug, find what your own WONDERFUL is and celebrate that!!!

We all have choices, and I for one am choosing to remain in the spirit of my Christmas past, present and future. 

A spirit of thankfulness for God sending his son to be born so that we all might be free from our sins by believing in him.

 A spirit of sweet family memories of smiling surprised faces on Christmas morning. A spirit of delight in my family’s eyes when they see the tree full of the memories of Christmas past.

Will you join me in maintaining your Christmas Spirit, it does not have to be big, grand, colorful, or even lively. It just has to be an attitude of gratefulness and love. Love yourself enough to do something special for you, and your loved ones. 

Think about who and what you HAVE in your life NOW!!

It doesn’t have to be grand or extravagant, it just needs to feel a little special. Try some of the things I listed below:

Simple things like :

  • Candles lit  throughout the day
  • A fire in the fireplace.
  • A wreath on the door ( they are everywhere, even the grocery stores)
  • Christmas music playing (Free on the radio)
  • Something hot to drink ( Hot milk and coffee with a sprinkle of cinnamon)
  • A warm bowl of soup ( choose your favorite or a store bought butternut squash with croutons)
  • A fun Christmas movie ( Hallmark is always available this time of year)
  • Buy your favorite candy for yourself (Mine is new this year to me, but definitely a favorite, Trader Joes Brittle, All decked out)
  • Drive to look at lights (If you go online you can find what are the best light shows in your area)

I am sending you all a great big Christmas Hug and wishing you a very Merry Christmas.