Holiday Cheer.December 21, 2010 at 6:00 am | Posted in My life | 16 Comments
In case it hasn’t been self-evident (ahem: see previous posts), I haven’t been dripping with holiday cheer at chez Serenity lately.
The back sixth of 2010 has sort of kicked my ass.
However. I’m not so far gone where I can’t sit back and at least recognize my blessings.
Here’s what I know.
I am blessed with a loving husband. Who cooks, cleans, does dishes, tells me he loves me every day, still ogles when I take off my shirt, stretchmarks and saggy belly and all. He may not be perfect, but he’s pretty damn near close.
I have a son who validates my very existence on this Earth. Every single day.
I have an family who loves me and wishes me happiness.
I have an amazing support system of close friends of whom I can rely in my darkest moments.
I am physically healthy, which affords me my emotional and mental outlet – running.
I have a fairly secure job which pays pretty well, affording us the means to pay our bills, with amounts left over for travel to visit friends and family.
And I have this community, which, even after more than 5 years of blogging, has sustained me during the times where my world has been turned upside down.
Ultimately, I DO have a lot in my life for which I am thankful.
So this week? I’m going to focus on the good things in my life.
I’ll sip eggnog while snuggling on the couch with my husband in front of our Christmas tree and listen to my favorite Christmas album.
I’ll savor the christmas cookies, and not feel guilty for having three of the ones with the jelly centers that I like best.
I’ll sing Jingle Bells with my son for the umpteen millionth time, and play his game of “find the next set of pretty Christmas lights!” every time we’re in the car.
I’ll listen to my Pandora Christmas carols, and tear up when I hear my favorites that remind me of Christmas past.
And I’ll remember that grief is is the yin of LOVE. Without that love, my life would look bleak indeed.
Happy Holidays to every one of you, dear readers.
Thank you for being a part of my life.