My Favorite Time of the Year
This is by far my most favorite time of the year and for many reasons. I have some of the best childhood memories that we spent as a family celebrating and so many wonderful family traditions were created around this holiday. You might have read on my social media about our family tradition of decorating the tree together every year even when me and my sister used to live abroad and only managed to return home for the holidays a day before Christmas. Another reason why this is my favorite time of the year, is that for the last 7 years each Christmas I travel to one bucket-list destination with my sister and usually combine this with an adventure I always wanted to experience or a land I always wnted to visit. What make this even more special is that after our return from the trip, we spend the morning around the tree unwrapping suprise gifts we have bought each other and preparing a big celebration lunch for us 4. In the evening we watch old movies eating leftovers!
One tradition I started myself, 2 years ago, is that I created a routine where at any time of the year I feel like something good happened to my life, may that be an achievement at work, a goal I managed to accomplish, something nice someone might have said about me that made my day, a wonderful moment with a loved one, I make a note of it and put it in a box which I open on New Years eve. This makes me end my year in a very positive note feeling grateful for all the good things, moments, and people that have come to my life.
But beyond all of this, in today’s post I really just wanted to remind myself and everyone reading my blog that this time of year can be challenging, lonely and heart wrenching for some. So as you celebrate your Christmas, remember those who have lost their loved ones, who have no family to surround themselves with, who are hurting or less fortunate. Count your blessings, try and complain less, and give the gift of presence to those you are lucky to be surrounded by.
Merriest of Christmases to you!