Ahhh, the holidays will be shortly be upon us and one of the most enjoyable parts of the holidays is the holiday baking! The gobs and piles of homemade chewy cookies that you can’t wait to sink your teeth into! Ah, happiness. I am not sure if it’s my age talking, but Christmas is not about how many gifts you get, but rather its about family. Spending time with your family during the holidays is such a precious thing that I always treasure. Talking, sharing stories, and just being together is priceless. For me, I don’t have much, so I tend to find myself making handmade gifts for the family. Each year, I try to come up with something unique and special for each person and I love watching their faces as they open my handmade gift. Ah, success…they smiled! Phew! I would love to create one holiday, some really neat handmade necklaces with loving stamped messages in them, as this would be something that the recipients would treasure for sure! Life is all about the little things that make you happy, not about how many things you get as those are all material things. Enjoying the ones that surround you in your life, and giving them love unconditionally is what makes life all worth it. Some people just don’t get it. They spend their days worrying – about everything, and where does that get them? Nowhere, except heartache. Enjoy each and every day as if it was your last, enjoy life and the one you are with this holiday – why spend another minute complaining, arguing, or worrying as all this makes you is bitter. So go make yourself and your loved one happy – give them a hug and tell them that you love them (and mean it) and let them know that you appreciate all that they have done for you throughout the year. Remember, the little things mean a lot, but when you are a grouch all the time, it changes the people you are around. Be nice & loving and love will be returned in the same manner. If your head is in the clouds and you are constantly worrying about “everything”, then you are not paying any attention to the ones you love, the people that should matter the most to you. Think about it. Do you want to be a grouch or do you want to be loved? It’s all up to you!
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