I should be at the gym instead of sitting in front of the fireplace writing. Normally, that might sound like a win to me, but this morning it s nothing but frustrating. It’s my own fault. Having major gut issues this morning and it is all due to poor food choices.
This should be easy. I know what to eat; I know what not to eat. Thomas even gave me a food list. I have good choice food items in the house. And I still cannot get a handle on this.
I’ve always leaned towards the melancholy, focusing more on the bad things going on rather than the good. I do recognize that now, 40+ years into this life, but it is in my DNA and if I don’t consciously stay on top of it, the negative focus rises to the forefront and I let it impact everything from my eating to my focus.
Surprisingly, the Thanksgiving and Christmas Seasons don’t bring me down, however. I think that is why I begin listening to Christmas music
in September October on November 1. My heart longs to embrace the Holiday season each year and I can’t wait to get started.
I recognize how the Christmas Season is difficult for people. Today is our dear friend, Flo’s birthday. She passed away last year on December 4. She loved Christmas. I woke up this morning thinking of her and how much I miss her popping over to chat and sip a cup of coffee. She never judged the condition of my kitchen, even though hers was always spotless. And mine never was. A couple of years ago, she came over to help us decorate our Christmas Tree. The year before, I had separated out all of the ornaments the kids made and put them in separate bags because I wanted to save them for each kid. Half way through the tree decorating, I noticed a couple of them up on the tree and I turned around to see who was putting them up and sure enough, Flo had taken them all out of their individual bags and had them spread all around her, all mixed up and she was putting them on the tree. I took that as a sign that it wasn’t time to let go of the kid’s ornaments and they will be going up on the tree again this year. And probably every year.
Happy memories associated with Christmas…I am focusing on them this year.
Do you love the Holiday season? Or are you the family Scrooge?