We are right in it- THE THICK of the holiday season; that time of a year that you’re “required” to give your significant others cards expressing your undying devotion, deep seated love…blah, blah, blah. Before you say that I’m putting a sour spin on this holiday that love should be in bloom- it’s not that, rather I think that EVERYDAY should be a Holiday celebration.
I think that my husband shouldn’t wait once a year to write me a love note or buy me a bauble… although this year’s Chanukah present was definitely indicative that the sheen on our romance is getting a bit dulled and cloudy– he bought me a Land’s End fisherman-looking jacket ( I “gave it” to my brother) and two Carmela Soprano inspired sweat-suits– which I have to admit- are kind cute- and I’m definitely going to wear them– but the flowers, chocolates- hmm those were no where in sight- which is fine- because do I REALLY need to eat more chocolate?! And the flowers- they’ll last three days and then begin their rapid descent and wilt away…but hey those sweat suits- they’ll be a lasting reminder of my husband’s love of …cotton?!
And with so many tragedies that seem to be closing in on us – it just makes you think twice about expressing and living each day as if it were the holiday; kissing and hugging your spouse and kids with abandon- and making sure you take every possible opportunity to live every precious and fleeting moment you have on the planet- because in an instant it could be your very last… It’s a really sobering thought- but perhaps a lesson to all of us to get in those hugs we claim we have no time for because life, laundry, dishes, bills, work, dinner, grocery shopping, time-outs and arguing with your spouse over why he can’t simply put his dirty clothes IN the hamper as opposed to just stepping out of them and leaving them in a crumpled pile is occupying and crowding our every waking minute…
Well today is a new beginning for me. I’m going to sweat the dirty clothes on the floor a lot less and try and focus on the good stuff…Happy Holidays..hope it’s full of lots of xoxo’s!