It is more fun planning for Christmas with children growing up in the home. More decorations. More laughter.
This year I am learning to appreciate the senior age, the single life, lots of friends and plenty of laughter.
A year and a half ago I lived through another divorce. Instead of hanging my head I decided to live my life to the fullest and count my blessings. I learn important lessons if I pay attention. Instead of being lonely I am having fun and appreciating my simple life. Simple and busy.
This is the first time I decorated three Christmas trees. One at the senior center, angels being the chosen theme. Two different styles of Christmas trees at the library for the Parade of Lights. How could I not get into the spirit of the season with so much decorating.
The various Christmas parties add to the enjoyment of this time of year, making season's greetings cheerful and bright, overcoming the cold and snow. Bundling up to get somewhere to share hot cocoa or hot apple cider with other families and wine with friends is the reward for getting out in the cold.
Finding blog buddies through the years of blogging is another blessing. My wish for each of my blog friends is that you have joy and good health and are able to share some joy with people who are not as fortunate. My heart hurts for the dear people who are sad during the holiday season. Smile and hug to everyone I come in contact with online and in person.
Merry Christmas to all!