When the world falls in love

by est33

Every song you hear seems to say Merry Christmas, may your New Year’s dreams come true.

The Christmas Waltz – Frank Sinatra

Well, we’re 5 days and counting until Christmas morning.  I hope you’ve had the chance to take some time out for relaxed family enjoyment of this season.

I think the key is taking, even a few minutes, to just stop and think about what makes you happy.  Now that I’m a mom, I’m a big believer in celebrating the small stuff.  Everyone says this, I know.  Easier said than done, I know.  Even more than celebrating the small stuff, though is appreciating what makes you happy when it makes you happy.

Like when I get my daughter out of her crib while she’s sleeping so I can enjoy being the mom of a baby who still fits in my arms.  Like when I stop eating, look at my little family, and tell them how happy they make me.  Like when I yell at my mom that I love her as she drives out of my driveway. Like when I eat cookies my best friend made for breakfast.

I’m certainly not impervious to social norms, but if we love someone, shouldn’t we tell them?

Enjoy what you have.  Appreciate who you have.  Say it aloud so they know.  After all, it’s true wherever you find love, it feels like Christmas.

And remember we are celebrating someone who loved us so much, he laid down his life.

Merry Merry Merry Christmas All!  We love you!

Haven reads a book with her Daddy at her birthday party.