I may have mentioned this before, but I love the holiday season, and for me, it starts in three days! Huzzah! From October 1st--when you start decorating--to January 2nd--when you have to get back to real life-- life just seems more relaxed, people are generally nicer and life is just a little more fun.
We have parties, seasonal foods, comfortable readings by the fire, decorating, candlelight--and the list could go on. I find that mankind for some reason is more generous, more forgiving, more enthralled by the simple joys of life. We let ourselves go, in a good way, and let our hair down, dusting off the things (and relationships) that we've held back for so long.
Colors also fill the stores, the streets, the trees, the homes. Everywhere you look you will find color: orange, red and yellow in the autumn, green, red, silver, white in winter, and the colors continue to grow as the year ends. Although the weather outside gets colder, hearts become warmer, and that gives me hope in mankind. It restores your faith in the idea that all is not lost, and when it comes down to it, mankind will for the most part help each other out.
We remember what the important things are in this life, and hopefully let others in. We hold tight to each other, and we remember that if we stick together, no harm can really come to us (even in a haunted corn maze :) ). We go back to our childhood, if even for just one night, and help our own children or relatives, and even strangers, live the traditions that have made us who we are. We eat, sing and laugh together; we get together with old friends and make new ones. We share a cup of cocoa, ghost stories or things we're grateful for.
Let us live for these moments, and while we cannot have these holidays year-round, let us remember what we learn and have warm hearts and giving hands winter, spring, summer or fall.
4 years ago