We counted down the days. We wrapped all the gifts. We got excited for the love and sharing. Then in a short burst of energy way too early in the morning, the gifts have been opened, the food begins to flow and we settle in to the holiday spirit. The sharing, the caring, the specialness of this one day where we are supposed to enjoy all the blessings we have. Today is special, celebrate damn it! And we do. All except one family member:
She is doing the same thing she does everyday: sitting on the bed, sunbathing. A girl needs her vitamin D, don't you know.
Hey lady, don't you want to play with your new toys? Nope.
What about coming out to say hi? Nope.
And I realized she is happy there. Warm sunshine makes her happy and so that is what she wants to do on Christmas. Then I realized if she is happy doing that, that is what she should do. But it's such an every day thing! So boring! It's the day to share and care and all that. Then I further realized if she has incorporated happiness into her day every day, she gets to have a little piece of Christmas every day. No need to save it up for one day a year.
I resolve to bring a little Christmas into each day by doing something I love to do or that makes someone else happy. I hope you will, too.