Christmas isn't my favorite time of year for a few reasons. As a kid it was always a blast going to Grandmas house for presents and fun times with all my cousins. Great food enjoyed by all and waiting for Santa in the back room. But after my Grandmother's death in 1976, I just haven't enjoyed Christmas too much.
Every year, I cringe when I see holiday decorations in August hitting the retail floors. As I've gotten older, I see that Christmas really is all about how much money people can spend - on lavish gifts, dinner and cocktail parties. My son is older now so baking cookies for Santa is history. As a matter of fact, my son tells me that he thinks the fantasy of Santa Claus is a cruel joke played on kids. I have to say, I kind of agree!
As we go into Winter Solstice of longer days and shorter nights. I focus on planting seeds for new dreams and lighting candles, setting my intentions on - The 5 Year Plan. I'll ask for the power to be the best that I can be as a mother and friend. For support from the powers above to grow those seeds into my dreams.
As I wind down from an incredibly busy holiday season in the catering and gourmet to go retail business - I have to say one thing.
WHERE'S THE BEACH!
May your life be blessed with all the things in which you believe...