These two words seem to be continuously circling round in my head. I know their companionship is derived from that classic old Christmas carol that no one seems to herald as a favorite, but everyone is familiar with and could probably sing every word. You know the one...
I seem to keep coming back to these two words as the theme of my Christmas season, and maybe I like them so much because they do seem to encompass all of my favorite things about the holidays. So I thought I might inventory some of these things that bring me comfort and joy at this time of year. Maybe it will prompt you to also categorize the comforting, joyful things in your life.
Doughnuts dunked in Hot Cocoa ( a rare, but ultra-satisfying treat)
My children singing Christmas songs
A Charlie Brown Christmas, the TV show and also the soundtrack
Our collection of Christmas picture books
Snuggly warm sweaters and thick socks
Making a list, and checking it twice ( and again, and again)
Dreaming of a Christmas all together with my children and my grandbaby (Can't wait!)
Driving up the hill to my home, anticipating its peace and warmth
Avoiding the Malls by shopping online
Spotting the UPS truck driving into my cul-de-sac
Memories of past Christmases and real winters with snow instead of rain
Well, that's a start.