My Christmas Countdown Begins...
Now that I am officially on vacation, I can start preparing for the Christmas holidays early. Wheeee!!!
You see, we usually put up the tree right around November and take it down mid January. That way, the Christmas spirit lingers on much longer. It's not so much the gifts we receive but the time together with family, the generosity of the people you come into contact with during this season, the happy carols playing non-stop, the endless trays of food and the unadulterated glee of children, that makes Christmas such a wonderful occasion for me. Sure there is the horrendous traffic and the long queues in the department stores that we have to resign ourselves to contend with but to this day, the "magic" still exists.
There may be less gifts under the trees and more practical food on the tables due to the global financial crisis but people the world over will surely have more reason to celebrate. Blessings thrive in abundance all around us everyday and we have so many little miracles to be thankful for. Credit crunch or not, let's all try to make it a merry Christmas!
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