Monday, December 20, 2010

Found it!

Found the joy!

First, I'm really sorry about that awful post I wrote earlier today. I'm not sure where that came from or why I was so angry. I just re-read it and deleted it. Hopefully not too many people read it.

After I put up the Christmas tree, sans decorations (my husband will help with that tonight), I decided to go Christmas shopping. After visiting the mall and two other stores, I came home empty handed. The stores are packed with shoppers. The lines were incredibly long, so I gave up, not one single gift was purchased. I had a few in my hands but when I saw the lines, I knew it could wait.

As I was driving home, listening to Silent Night being sung by Bing Crosby on the radio it occurred to me, what is all the fuss about? Why am I all stressed out? I'm not Martha Stewart, and I'm not going to have the perfectly decorated tree. The relatives in other states aren't going to get their gifts on time and they probably aren't going to get the perfect gift from us either (at the rate I'm going, they'll be lucky to get a card).

When I pulled into our driveway I could see the tree in the front winter. I left the lights on it turned on and it looked so pretty. Festive and happy. It made me smile.

It's Christmas. I'm going to relax, stop stressing about stupid stuff, and just enjoy my time off.

Merry Christmas!   <---said without sarcasm. :)


Vegan Chick Pea said...

So glad to hear you're having a better day today! And especially glad that the site of the Christmas tree made you smile. I hope you have the rest of the year like this... and the following year too! :)

Roxie said...

I'm glad you decided to let some of that go. It's not all on your shoulders - enjoy!

Rettakat said...

I didn't read the previous post, but just wanted today I'm so glad you are choosing the joy. We always have a choice, and you are making a good one!

I hope you have a glorious, peaceful, stress-free and joyfilled Christmas.


bbubblyb said...

Big hug Diana, glad you found some joy yesterday. I still think you should go treat yourself to something you really want or something you'd like to do. Glad you got the tree up and it made you happy. Here's to us all letting go of the stress and finding the joy.

Helen said...